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Published 4/30/03
St. Vincent School of Nursing Alumni Board Awards Nursing Scholarships at Owens

Two Owens Community College nursing students have been chosen by the St. Vincent School of Nursing Alumni Board of Trustees to receive $1,000 scholarships in recognition of their academic excellence in the classroom. The College's award recipients are Gina Phillipp of Bowling Green and Rebecca Kudelka-Henry of Toledo.

The scholarships are named in honor of Eleanor M. Walsh, an alumna and first female director of the former St. Vincent School of Nursing. Established in 1977, the Eleanor M. Walsh Scholarship Fund was created to assist in the advancement of nursing education throughout Northwest Ohio.

"Owens Community College appreciates the commitment that the St. Vincent School of Nursing Alumni Board of Trustees has made to the Health Technologies Division," said Dawn Wetmore, Owens Chair of Nursing and Surgical Technologies. "These new scholarships will further assist our nursing students in their pursuit of careers within the health care community."

Selection criteria for the scholarship is based upon achieving a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, financial need and the recipient being enrolled in the third or fourth semester of the associate degree program.

Owens Community College currently ranks as the 14th largest producer of Registered Nursing Associate Degrees in nation and graduates the most associate degree students in the state of Ohio.

Established in 1969 as the first associate degree program of its kind in Northwest Ohio, the College's Registered Nursing Program has graduated more than 3,500 nurses. Owens Health Technologies Division also offers a Licensed Practical Nurse/Associate Degree Nursing (LPN/AND) Progression Program, which is designed for individuals who need specified nursing courses and are Licensed Practical Nurses.

During this Spring Semester, Owens for the first time made available a new Practical Nursing Certificate Program on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area Campuses. The new program requires 42 credit hours of coursework, which includes nutrition, nursing fundamentals, pharmacology, nursing care of adults, life span psychology, nursing trends, nursing care of family and human anatomy and physiology.

For more information about Owens' Nursing Programs, contact the Health Technologies Division at (567) 661-7206 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7206.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Northwest Ohio with 24 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 38,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor 's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.



 

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