Deborah Stevens Pediatric Nursing Scholarship

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Deborah Stevens
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$3,000
1st winner$1,000
2nd winner$1,000
3rd winner$1,000
Awarded
Winners
3
Finalists
6
Application Deadline
May 20, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 20, 2022
Education Level
Undergraduate
3
Contributions
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Undergraduate nursing student
Career of Interest:
Pediatric nursing
Education Level:
Career of Interest:
Undergraduate nursing student
Pediatric nursing

Deborah Stevens is a dedicated pediatric nurse who has been in the field for 25 years. 

Nurses are more critical than ever during these unprecedented times, and pediatric nurses play a vital role in the lives of children. There are roughly 1.9 million pediatric nurses in the United States yet the nursing shortage continues to grow, making nurses like Deborah all the more essential.

This scholarship seeks to support nursing students who are interested in pursuing careers in pediatric nursing.

Any undergraduate nursing student who is interested in becoming a pediatric nurse may apply for this scholarship. 

To apply, tell us why you’re pursuing nursing and why you’re interested in pediatric nursing. 

Published December 23, 2021
$3,000
1st winner$1,000
2nd winner$1,000
3rd winner$1,000
Awarded
Winners
3
Finalists
6
Application Deadline
May 20, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 20, 2022
Education Level
Undergraduate
3
Contributions
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Why are you choosing a career in nursing and why would you want to pursue pediatric nursing?

400–600 words

Winning Applications

Baylee Brafford
Des Moines Area Community CollegeDes Moines, IA
Dear Miss Stevens, as a child and young adult, my mom was in and out of hospitals a lot. From heart blood clots, unnecessary removal of her gallbladder to so many more complications. If it was not this, it was always something else that continues today. Thankfully the hospital visits are much less frequent. But this is where the idea of becoming a nurse fell into place. I got to see what they did daily and their connections with their patients and families. I wanted to be someone that could help someone else's family. My mom's nurses all inspired me a great deal. I wouldn't be so passionate about helping others if it was not for my situation. In my senior year of high school, I decided I would go to college to become a nurse. I did a lot of research; I came up with two choices I absolutely loved—a midwife and pediatrics. I thought about the two for a while and decided to go with the one that spoke the most. So I decided in summer, pediatrics was for me. Everyone deserves care, but if I can help give child the care they need, I would. I always knew I wanted to be in the medical field, but self-doubt came and I was unsure if I could make it as a nurse. But I thought more and more about how much I wanted to help others. Finally, that self-doubt became a blur. Now I can see my goal clear as day, and I'm excited about it. Due to my financial issues, I can only take a couple of classes a semester. So I pay for college on my own, apply for scholarships, work, and do what I can. No matter how slow I have to move, my goal is still there. I want to thank you for your time in reading this.
Kimberley Warfield
Owensboro Community and Technical CollegeOwensboro, KY
I have always enjoyed the idea of becoming a nurse. It has always been my dream career. I currently work as a certified nursing assistant and love everything I do. My job is solely providing the best care to patients for their lives to be the best they can have. Being a nurse is so much more than a medical profession. Seeing a resident walk again after a long recovery from a car accident, seeing grandma with a new hip and smiling, it is simply the connections and bonds with patients that are made along the way that I look forward to every single day. Working in the field as an assistant, you can see what nurses go through and they are superheroes. The stuff they deal with daily can be so gut wrenching and aggravating, but you will not find one complains. This is what they signed up for, this is what drives them. Nursing is only for certain people, and I know I am one of them. My goal upon completing nursing school, it to be become a pediatric nurse. I love working with kids, after all we are all still kids in some ways. I knew I always wanted to work with kids, hence me going to school to become a teacher. Teaching never worked out because my heart has always been so stuck on nursing and healthcare. I am a volunteer coach for Daviess County Special Olympics team, and I love working with the kids and athletes every week in their activities and competitions. It really is all about the smile they give back when you know this is possible because of you. I know pediatric nursing isn't always going to be rainbows and sunshine as most people think, it’s going to be difficult keeping a kid still so I can set up an IV or dealing with the divorced parents both wanting to make medical designs regarding their child, and the screaming, jumping on the beds, and just so much more, but that is something I know I am getting into. That is something that drives me to this field. Pediatrics is a whole different environment, and it is the environment that I belong in. My career won’t stop at pediatric nursing. Once I obtain my RN and start working as a Registered Pediatric Nurse, I will also be continuing my education online to obtain my BSN for pediatric nursing. This will take some time to complete, but once I am done with it, I will go even further to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Being a nurse is a lifelong commitment to saving people’s lives. The thought of it gives me an adrenaline rush, and it is something I have worked so hard for, and it is finally only a step away.
Terari Pessoa
CUNY Kingsborough Community CollegeBrooklyn, NY
Nursing is known to be one of the most needed professions not only in the United States of America but across the globe. I have been intrigued to become a nurse from a tender age as I had already started the journey from 2011 in my home country, Jamaica, but because of financial difficulties I had to stop. My reason for choosing nursing is because of the wide variety of different professions. My goal is to become a Pediatric Nurse Practioner with Master of Science in Nursing as I have an interest in the Pediatric Unit. Due to the pandemic, we have lost many of our heroes to either burn out, brain drain, unfair treatment and sadly death. My intention is to bring back hope to some fellow students who have lost their spark to become a nurse by showing them my perseverance and ability to thrive through these hard times as education does not come at a low cost to become a Pediatric Nurse Practioner. In the African American and black communities and countries, children's health care in at a higher risk as there is a lack in Pediatrics during clinical. In my home country, we have only one pediatric hospital serving the entire country. I believe there should be additional training in regards applying pediatric care. My intention after completing my studies as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse specializing in Pediatrics once employed to the Bustamante Children's Hospital is to dialog with the nursing adminstrative team to host seminars specifically for Pediatric care. My intention is to have a small team of nurses who are dedicated to saving and caring for children to travel and host the seminar. With the technology and skills taught in the first world country as the US in comparison to a third world country, these skills, with the ability to compromise in the situation, can improve the care of children. Being a young black woman attaining a master’s of science in Nursing, will encourage other black women to do so as in my country it seems impossible because of the idea that a Bachelor is the ultimate stop. I am currently a Liberal Arts major accepted to the pre-Clinicals and hopefully the Clinical program for Nursing at Kingsborough Community College. I also intend to sign up for the Honors Program at Kingsborough Community College with the hope of attaining a scholarship from the many institutions listed with a RN-BSN program to finance my Education to fully complete my Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree at Hunter College, Lehman College or Medgar Evers College. After completion of the BSN, I intend to get the necessary experience and certifications to be considered for a Master of Nursing program at an accredited Institution to become an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse specializing in Pediatrics.

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The application deadline is May 20, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jun 20, 2022.

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