Bronson Nurses Awarded Nursing Scholarships for 2022 School Year

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Bronson Nurses Awarded Nursing Scholarships for 2022 School Year

Congratulations to our newest Bronson Nursing Scholarship recipients! From applicants all across the Bronson system, seven registered nurses (RNs) will receive scholarship funds to help them pursue advanced nursing degrees. The annual scholarship program is made possible through the Bronson Health Foundation’s Margaret H. Varney Scholarship Endowment.

“At Bronson, everything we do is focused on advancing the health of our communities,” explains Marla Atkinson, System Vice President of Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer at Bronson Methodist Hospital. “Healthcare employees are working in unparalleled times. The need for nurses is greater now than ever before. Ensuring our nurses have the necessary resources to obtain a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree allows them to grow professionally. With advanced degrees, our nurses are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to overcome the new challenges of each day. Our patients, staff, and community all benefit from the advanced degrees that our nurses pursue.”

BSN Award Recipients:

  • Michelle Davis, RN, Bronson Battle Creek, Surgery
  • Christine Forrest, RN, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Cardiology
  • Maria VanDyke, RN, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Women’s and Children’s VIP/Float Pool

MSN Award Recipients:

  • Haley Baas, BSN, RN, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Ortho/Surgical
  • John Hendrix, BSN, RN, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Trauma & Emergency
  • Karen Tiesman, BSN, RN, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Outpatient Surgery
  • Valerie Withrow, BSN, RN, Bronson Battle Creek, WCC

This Nursing Scholarship is funded by Bronson Health Foundation’s Margaret H. Varney Scholarship Endowment. Varney was a graduate of the Bronson School of Nursing and an employee of Bronson Methodist Hospital. Anyone who wishes to contribute to this fund is encouraged to visit bronsonfoundation.com

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  • Headshots of 2022 Nurse Scholarship Winners

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