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Amoura Frazier

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Bio

Working in healthcare has always been in my plan of action. Throughout the years I have met great nurses and they have confirm what what I already felt. These nurses confirm being a nurse is my future. I am selfless, compassionate, hard-working, and empathetic. All those characteristics sums up what makes a great nurse. As a upcoming nurse my plans are to strive for nurse excellence and help bridge gaps between African Americans and their experiences with healthcare disparities.

Education

Camden County College

Associate's degree program
2018 - 2023
  • Majors:
    • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Associate's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
  • Planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Hospital & Health Care

    • Dream career goals:

      Nurse CRNA or Nurse Practitioner

    • Medical Assistant

      Inspira
      Present

    Sports

    Basketball

    Present

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Our Lady of Lourdes — Baking goods and bringing supplies
      2022 – Present

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Entrepreneurship

    Sara Jane Memorial Scholarship
    Paging Nurse, Amourá” Working in healthcare has always been in my plan of action. Throughout the years I have met great nurses and they have confirm within me what I already felt. These nurses confirm being a nurse is my future. I am selfless, compassionate, driven, and empathetic. All these characteristics sums up what I feel makes a great nurse. As an African American woman I plan is help the bridge gap between health disparities in the African American/minority communities, help decrease misinterpretation on proper healthcare within the African American/minority communities, and help gain the trust of African American/minority communities throughout healthcare. I have made it a personal commitment to become a Nurse Practitioner and teach all those around me and those who look like me. Within my family there aren’t any nurses and I feel it is my duty and calling to become a nurse. My ultimate goal as a leader is to be Nurse Practitioner. My plan is to help those in poverty filled communities and give back to local clinics. I am a senior nursing student at Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing and being a nursing student has been a humbling and rewarding experience. Due the high demand of my time in school it’s impossible to work a job, study, and go to school. I am in my final semester and my tuition has increase by $4,000. It’s extremely frustrating to know I will need a large amount of money in little time to pay off my tuition. This scholarship would be a life changer as it will help decrease my stress level financially. On Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 9:08am I received 25 missed calls from my father and aunt. At that time I knew on the other end wasn’t good news. Reluctantly returning my father’s phone call I immediately heard sobbing and panicking. My father informed me of my mother’s passing and she had passed away from a massive “heart attack”. My father stated shortly after a shower she collapsed in the bathroom and he did not know what to do. At that time my father wasn’t CPR trained or crisis prevention trained. My father had no idea what a “heart attack” looked like nor what to do if one had occurred. My father tried to keep her awake but shortly she was gone. Although I was not physically there I do believe that with proper training things could have been slightly differently. Since that day, I have made a personal commitment to become a nurse and teach all those around me and those who look like me. I would love to be a nurse to spread my knowledge and care for others.
    Dr. Ifeoma Ezebuiro Ezeobele Africans in Nursing Scholarship
    Paging Nurse, Amourá” Working in healthcare has always been in my plan of action. Throughout the years I have met great nurses and they have confirm within me what I already felt. These nurses confirm being a nurse is my future. I am selfless, compassionate, hard-working, and empathetic. All those characteristics sums up what makes a great nurse. As an African American woman I plan is help the bridge gap between health disparities in the African American/minority communities, help decrease misinterpretation on proper healthcare within the African American/minority communities, and help gain the trust of African American/minority communities throughout healthcare. I have made it a personal commitment to become a Nurse Practitioner and teach all those around me and those who look like me. Within my family there aren’t any nurses and I feel it is my duty and calling to become a nurse. My ultimate plan as a Nurse Practitioner is to help those in poverty filled communities and give back to local clinics. I am a senior nursing student at Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing and being a nursing student has been a humbling and rewarding experience. Due the high demand of my time in school it’s impossible to work a job, study, and go to school. I am in my final semester and my tuition has increase by $4,000. It’s extremely frustrating to know I will need a large amount of money in little time to pay off my tuition. This scholarship would be a life changer as it will help decrease my stress level financially. On Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 9:08am I received 25 missed calls from my father and aunt. At that time I knew on the other end wasn’t good news. Reluctantly returning my father’s phone call I immediately heard sobbing and panicking. My father informed me of my mother’s passing and she had passed away from a massive “heart attack”. My father stated shortly after a shower she collapsed in the bathroom and he did not know what to do. At that time my father wasn’t CPR trained or crisis prevention trained. My father had no idea what a “heart attack” looked like nor what to do if one had occurred. My father tried to keep her awake but shortly she was gone. Although I was not physically there I do believe that with proper training things could have been slightly differently. Since that day, I have made a personal commitment to become a nurse and teach all those around me and those who look like me. I would love to be a nurse to spread my knowledge and care for others.
    Charity's Alumnus Erudition Award
    Paging Nurse, Amourá” Working in healthcare has always been in my plan of action. Throughout the years I have met great nurses and they have confirm within me what I already felt. These nurses confirm being a nurse is my future. I am selfless, compassionate, hard-working, and empathetic. All those characteristics sums up what makes a great nurse. As an African American woman I plan is help the bridge gap between health disparities in the African American/minority communities, help decrease misinterpretation on proper healthcare within the African American/minority communities, and help gain the trust of African American/minority communities throughout healthcare. I have made it a personal commitment to become a Nurse Practitioner and teach all those around me and those who look like me. Within my family there aren’t any nurses and I feel it is my duty and calling to become a nurse. My ultimate plan as a Nurse Practitioner is to help those in poverty filled communities and give back to local clinics. Studies have shown most people who are in poverty do not trust the medical field due to misconceptions and bad experiences. I vow as a upcoming to give self and understanding to my clients. I also vow to help mold new nurses and give opportunities on furthering their education to continue the change within healthcare. On Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 9:08am I received 25 missed calls from my father and aunt. At that time I knew on the other end wasn’t good news. Reluctantly returning my father’s phone call I immediately heard sobbing and panicking. My father informed me of my mother’s passing and she had passed away from a massive “heart attack”. My father stated shortly after a shower she collapsed in the bathroom and he did not know what to do. At that time my father wasn’t CPR trained or crisis prevention trained. My father had no idea what a “heart attack” looked like nor what to do if one had occurred. My father tried to keep her awake but shortly she was gone. Although I was not physically there I do believe that with proper training things could have been slightly differently. Since that day, I have made a personal commitment to become a nurse and teach all those around me and those who look like me. I would love to be a nurse to spread my knowledge and care for others.
    Noble E. Gagucas Nursing Scholarship
    “Paging Nurse, Amourá” Working in healthcare has always been in my plan of action. Throughout the years I have met great nurses and they have confirm within me what I already felt. These nurses confirm being a nurse is my future. I am selfless, compassionate, hard-working, and empathetic. All those characteristics sums up what makes a great nurse. As an African American woman I plan is help the bridge gap between health disparities in the African American/minority communities, help decrease misinterpretation on proper healthcare within the African American/minority communities, and help gain the trust of African American/minority communities throughout healthcare. I have made it a personal commitment to become a Nurse Practitioner and teach all those around me and those who look like me. Within my family there aren’t any nurses and I feel it is my duty and calling to become a nurse. My ultimate plan as a Nurse Practitioner is to help those in poverty filled communities and give back to local clinics. I am a senior nursing student at Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing and being a nursing student has been a humbling and rewarding experience. Due the high demand of my time in school it’s impossible to work a job, study, and go to school. I am in my final semester and my tuition has increase by $4,000. It’s extremely frustrating to know I will need a large amount of money in little time to pay off my tuition. This scholarship would be a life changer as it will help decrease my stress level financially. On Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 9:08am I received 25 missed calls from my father and aunt. At that time I knew on the other end wasn’t good news. Reluctantly returning my father’s phone call I immediately heard sobbing and panicking. My father informed me of my mother’s passing and she had passed away from a massive “heart attack”. My father stated shortly after a shower she collapsed in the bathroom and he did not know what to do. At that time my father wasn’t CPR trained or crisis prevention trained. My father had no idea what a “heart attack” looked like nor what to do if one had occurred. My father tried to keep her awake but shortly she was gone. Although I was not physically there I do believe that with proper training things could have been slightly differently. Since that day, I have made a personal commitment to become a nurse and teach all those around me and those who look like me. I would love to be a nurse to spread my knowledge and care for others.
    Kelly O. Memorial Nursing Scholarship
    Paging Nurse, Amourá” Working in healthcare has always been in my plan of action. Throughout the years I have met great nurses and they have confirm within me what I already felt. These nurses confirm being a nurse is my future. I am selfless, compassionate, hard-working, and empathetic. All those characteristics sums up what makes a great nurse. As an African American woman I plan is help the bridge gap between health disparities in the African American/minority communities, help decrease misinterpretation on proper healthcare within the African American/minority communities, and help gain the trust of African American/minority communities throughout healthcare. I have made it a personal commitment to become a Nurse Practitioner and teach all those around me and those who look like me. Within my family there aren’t any nurses and I feel it is my duty and calling to become a nurse. My ultimate plan as a Nurse Practitioner is to help those in poverty filled communities and give back to local clinics. I am a senior nursing student at Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing and being a nursing student has been a humbling and rewarding experience. Due the high demand of my time in school it’s impossible to work a job, study, and go to school. I am in my final semester and my tuition has increase by $4,000. It’s extremely frustrating to know I will need a large amount of money in little time to pay off my tuition. This scholarship would be a life changer as it will help decrease my stress level financially. On Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 9:08am I received 25 missed calls from my father and aunt. At that time I knew on the other end wasn’t good news. Reluctantly returning my father’s phone call I immediately heard sobbing and panicking. My father informed me of my mother’s passing and she had passed away from a massive “heart attack”. My father stated shortly after a shower she collapsed in the bathroom and he did not know what to do. At that time my father wasn’t CPR trained or crisis prevention trained. My father had no idea what a “heart attack” looked like nor what to do if one had occurred. My father tried to keep her awake but shortly she was gone. Although I was not physically there I do believe that with proper training things could have been slightly differently. Since that day, I have made a personal commitment to become a nurse and teach all those around me and those who look like me. I would love to be a nurse to spread my knowledge and care for others.
    Charles Cheesman's Student Debt Reduction Scholarship
    “Paging Nurse, Amourá” Working in healthcare has always been in my plan of action. Throughout the years I have met great nurses and they have confirm within me what I already felt. These nurses confirm being a nurse is my future. I am selfless, compassionate, hard-working, and empathetic. All those characteristics sums up what makes a great nurse. As an African American woman I plan is help the bridge gap between health disparities in the African American/minority communities, help decrease misinterpretation on proper healthcare within the African American/minority communities, and help gain the trust of African American/minority communities throughout healthcare. I have made it a personal commitment to become a Nurse Practitioner and teach all those around me and those who look like me. Within my family there aren’t any nurses and I feel it is my duty and calling to become a nurse. My ultimate plan as a Nurse Practitioner is to help those in poverty filled communities and give back to local clinics. I am a senior nursing student at Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing and being a nursing student has been a humbling and rewarding experience. Due the high demand of my time in school it’s impossible to work a job, study, and go to school. I am in my final semester and my tuition has increase by $4,000. It’s extremely frustrating to know I will need a large amount of money in little time to pay off my tuition. This scholarship would be a life changer as it will help decrease my stress level financially. On Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 9:08am I received 25 missed calls from my father and aunt. At that time I knew on the other end wasn’t good news. Reluctantly returning my father’s phone call I immediately heard sobbing and panicking. My father informed me of my mother’s passing and she had passed away from a massive “heart attack”. My father stated shortly after a shower she collapsed in the bathroom and he did not know what to do. At that time my father wasn’t CPR trained or crisis prevention trained. My father had no idea what a “heart attack” looked like nor what to do if one had occurred. My father tried to keep her awake but shortly she was gone. Although I was not physically there I do believe that with proper training things could have been slightly differently. Since that day, I have made a personal commitment to become a nurse and teach all those around me and those who look like me. I would love to be a nurse to spread my knowledge and care for others.
    Rosalie A. DuPont (Young) Nursing Scholarship
    Working in healthcare has always been in my plan of action. Throughout the years I have met great nurses and they have confirm within me what I already felt. These nurses confirm being a nurse is my future. I am selfless, compassionate, hard-working, and empathetic. All those characteristics sums up what makes a great nurse. As an African American woman I plan is help bridge gaps between health disparities in the African American communities and misinterpretation on proper healthcare in the African American communities. I have made it a personal commitment to become a nurse and teach all those around me and those who look like me. There aren’t any nurses in my family and I feel it is my calling. I would love to be a nurse to spread my knowledge and care for others. In 2018, I received 25 missed calls. All of these calls were from my father and aunt. When I called my father back he had informed me my mother passed away from a massive “heart attack”. My father had stated shortly after a shower she had collapsed in the bathroom. At that time my family were not trained on what a “heart attack” looks like and they didn’t know what to do. My father tried to keep her awake but shortly she was gone. Although I was not physically there I do believe that with proper training things could of been differently. Since that day, I have made a personal commitment to become a nurse and teach all those around me and those who look like me. There aren’t any nurses in my family and I feel it is my calling. I would love to be a nurse to spread my knowledge and care for others. In 2016, my cousin had her baby at Abington Hospital in Abington, PA, when I arrived she had a group of nursing that were making her experience great. The nurses were attentive, compassionate, and empathetic. Although my cousin labor was not ideal and she minutes away from having a cesarean section they always made her comfortable. At this time, my cousin was having contractions but not fully dilating. There was one nurse who stood out, her name was Theresa. She gave my cousin more attention than the other nurses. My cousin was adamant on not having a c section and she wanted rule out all other options. Nurse Theresa placed my cousin into the “spider” position. She informed my cousin this position help with dilation. She gave my cousin time and just in 30 minutes she was fully dilated and ready to push. Nurses like Theresa shows she is patient, empathetic, and selfless. At that time she nurse listened to her patient and helped her with a better birthing experience. Theresa put a great smile on my face and my cousin is forever grateful.
    Female Empowerment Scholarship
    As a present Medical Assistant I love providing a caring, loving, and compassionate environment for all my patients. Often, I go the extra mile to make sure my patients are comfortable and satisfied with their care. At times I speak to my patients on my off hours to help them in their time of need. When my patients have issues I am always problem solving and providing optimum care. Working in healthcare has always been in my plan of action. Throughout the years I have met great nurses and they have confirm what what I already felt. These nurses confirm being a nurse is my future. I am selfless, compassionate, hard-working, and empathetic. All those characteristics sums up what makes a great nurse. As a upcoming nurse my plans are to strive for nurse excellence and help bridge gaps between African Americans and their experiences with healthcare disparities.
    Dashanna K. McNeil Memorial Scholarship
    Working in healthcare has always been my passion and an avenue of professional pursuit. Throughout the years I have met great people and they have confirmed what I felt was my natural passion emanated. My desire to continue the tradition of patients encountering a caring healthcare professional and finding a compassionate nurse, is my pursuit to become a nurse. I am selfless, compassionate, hard-working, and empathetic. These characteristics I feel sums up what makes a great nurse. In my lifetime, there were two experiences that made me apply to nursing school. These experiences were my cousins first baby and the death of my mother. In 2016, my cousin had her first baby at Abington Hospital in Abington, PA, when I arrived, she had a group of nursing that were making her experience great and comfortable. The nurses were attentive, compassionate, and empathetic. Although my cousin’s labor was not ideal, and she was minutes away from having a cesarean section, the nurses did not leave her side. During her labor, my cousin was having contractions but not fully dilating. There was one nurse who stood out and her name was Theresa. She gave my cousin more attention than the other nurses. My cousin was adamant on not having a c section and she wanted rule out all other options. The doctor who visited my cousin was ready to perform surgery and became impatient. The doctor left and stated he would return in one hour and my cousin had to decide. Nurse Theresa sensed my cousin’s frustration and identified and implemented means and placed my cousin into the “spider” position. She informed my cousin this position would help with dilation and she will return in forty-five minutes. Theresa gave my cousin time to rest and just in thirty minutes she was fully dilated and ready to push. Nurses like Theresa shows she is patient, empathetic, and selfless. I admire her acts of professionalism and I saw myself in her. Theresa nursed and listened to my cousin and presented her with a better birthing experience. Theresa nursing characteristic traits are ones that makes me want to be a nurse today. In 2018, I received 25 missed calls. All these calls were my father and aunt. When I called my father back, he has informed me my mother had passed away from a myocardial infraction, “heart attack”. My mother had collapsed, and during this moment, my family was not trained on what a “heart attack” looks like or they did not know what to do. My father tried to keep her awake but shortly she was deceased. Although I was not physically present, I do believe that with proper training things could have went differently. Since my mother’s passing, I have made a personal commitment to become a nurse and teach all those around me. Nurses do not run in my family, and I feel it is my calling. I would love to be a nurse to spread my knowledge to my family and care for others. Overall, I know nursing is my future. I feel my life experiences molded my desired interest and passion for nursing. The experiences I have witnessed prepared me for many years of hard work and dedication. Presently, I am a Lead Medical Assistant at Rowan Medicine. My role requires me to go above and beyond for best patient practice. I will make a great addition to the nursing field. I was born to be a nurse and I hope you choose me for this scholarship.
    Catrina Celestine Aquilino Memorial Scholarship
    Working in healthcare has always been in my plan of action. Presently, I am a Lead Medical Assistant at Rowan Medicine. Throughout the years I have met great nurses and they have confirm what what I already felt. These nurses confirm being a nurse is my future. I am selfless, compassionate, hard-working, and empathetic. All those characteristics sums up what make a great nurse. In my lifetime, there were two experiences that made me apply to nursing school. These experiences were my cousins first baby and the death of my mother. In 2016, my cousin had her baby at Abington Hospital in Abington, PA, when I arrived she had a group of nursing that were making her experience great. The nurses were attentive, compassionate, and empathetic. Although my cousin labor was not ideal and she minutes away from having a cesarean section they always made her comfortable. At this time, my cousin was having contractions but not fully dilating. There was one nurse who stood out, her name was Theresa. She gave my cousin more attention than the other nurses. My cousin was adamant on not having a c section and she wanted rule out all other options. Nurse Theresa placed my cousin into the “spider” position. She informed my cousin this position help with dilation. She gave my cousin time and just in 30 minutes she was fully dilated and ready to push. Nurses like Theresa shows she is patient, empathetic, and selfless. At that time she nurse listened to her patient and helped her with a better birthing experience. Theresa put a great smile on my face and my cousin is forever grateful. In 2018, I received 25 missed calls. All of these calls were my father and aunt. When I called my father back he has informed me my mother had passed away from a “heart attack”. My father had stated shortly after a shower she had collapsed in the bathroom. At that time my family were not trained on what a “heart attack” looks like and they didn’t know what to do. My father tried to keep her awake but shortly she was gone. Although I was not physically there I do believe that with proper training things could of been differently. Since that day, I have made a personal commitment to become a nurse and teach all those around me and those who look like me. There aren’t any nurses in my family and I feel it is my calling. I would love to be a nurse to spread my knowledge and care for others.
    Cindy J. Visser Memorial Nursing Scholarship
    Working in healthcare has always been my passion and an avenue of professional pursuit. Throughout the years I have met great people and they have confirmed what I felt was my natural passion emanated. My desire to continue the tradition of patients encountering a caring healthcare professional and finding a compassionate nurse, is my pursuit to become a nurse. I am selfless, compassionate, hard-working, and empathetic. These characteristics I feel sums up what makes a great nurse. In my lifetime, there were two experiences that made me apply to nursing school. These experiences were my cousins first baby and the death of my mother. In 2016, my cousin had her first baby at Abington Hospital in Abington, PA, when I arrived, she had a group of nursing that were making her experience great and comfortable. The nurses were attentive, compassionate, and empathetic. Although my cousin’s labor was not ideal, and she was minutes away from having a cesarean section, the nurses did not leave her side. During her labor, my cousin was having contractions but not fully dilating. There was one nurse who stood out and her name was Theresa. She gave my cousin more attention than the other nurses. My cousin was adamant on not having a c section and she wanted rule out all other options. The doctor who visited my cousin was ready to perform surgery and became impatient. The doctor left and stated he would return in one hour and my cousin had to decide. Nurse Theresa sensed my cousin’s frustration and identified and implemented means and placed my cousin into the “spider” position. She informed my cousin this position would help with dilation and she will return in forty-five minutes. Theresa gave my cousin time to rest and just in thirty minutes she was fully dilated and ready to push. Nurses like Theresa shows she is patient, empathetic, and selfless. I admire her acts of professionalism and I saw myself in her. Theresa nursed and listened to my cousin and presented her with a better birthing experience. Theresa nursing characteristic traits are ones that makes me want to be a nurse today. In 2018, I received 25 missed calls. All these calls were my father and aunt. When I called my father back, he has informed me my mother had passed away from a myocardial infraction, “heart attack”. My mother had collapsed, and during this moment, my family was not trained on what a “heart attack” looks like or they did not know what to do. My father tried to keep her awake but shortly she was deceased. Although I was not physically present, I do believe that with proper training things could have went differently. Since my mother’s passing, I have made a personal commitment to become a nurse and teach all those around me. Nurses do not run in my family, and I feel it is my calling. I would love to be a nurse to spread my knowledge to my family and care for others. Overall, I know nursing is my future. I feel my life experiences molded my desired interest and passion for nursing. The experiences I have witnessed prepared me for many years of hard work and dedication. Presently, I am a Lead Medical Assistant at Rowan Medicine. My role requires me to go above and beyond for best patient practice. I will make a great addition to the nursing field. I was born to be a nurse and I hope you choose me for this scholarship.
    Deborah Stevens Pediatric Nursing Scholarship
    Working in healthcare has always been my passion and an avenue of professional pursuit. Throughout the years I have met great people and they have confirmed what I felt was my natural passion emanated. My desire to continue the tradition of patients encountering a caring healthcare professional and finding a compassionate nurse, is my pursuit to become a nurse. I am selfless, compassionate, hard-working, and empathetic. These characteristics I feel sums up what makes a great nurse. In my lifetime, there were two experiences that made me apply to nursing school. These experiences were my cousins first baby and the death of my mother. In 2016, my cousin had her first baby at Abington Hospital in Abington, PA, when I arrived, she had a group of nursing that were making her experience great and comfortable. The nurses were attentive, compassionate, and empathetic. Although my cousin’s labor was not ideal, and she was minutes away from having a cesarean section, the nurses did not leave her side. During her labor, my cousin was having contractions but not fully dilating. There was one nurse who stood out and her name was Theresa. She gave my cousin more attention than the other nurses. My cousin was adamant on not having a c section and she wanted rule out all other options. The doctor who visited my cousin was ready to perform surgery and became impatient. The doctor left and stated he would return in one hour and my cousin had to decide. Nurse Theresa sensed my cousin’s frustration and identified and implemented means and placed my cousin into the “spider” position. She informed my cousin this position would help with dilation and she will return in forty-five minutes. Theresa gave my cousin time to rest and just in thirty minutes she was fully dilated and ready to push. Nurses like Theresa shows she is patient, empathetic, and selfless. I admire her acts of professionalism and I saw myself in her. Theresa nursed and listened to my cousin and presented her with a better birthing experience. Theresa nursing characteristic traits are ones that makes me want to be a nurse today. In 2018, I received 25 missed calls. All these calls were my father and aunt. When I called my father back, he has informed me my mother had passed away from a myocardial infraction, “heart attack”. My mother had collapsed, and during this moment, my family was not trained on what a “heart attack” looks like or they did not know what to do. My father tried to keep her awake but shortly she was deceased. Although I was not physically present, I do believe that with proper training things could have went differently. Since my mother’s passing, I have made a personal commitment to become a nurse and teach all those around me. Nurses do not run in my family, and I feel it is my calling. I would love to be a nurse to spread my knowledge to my family and care for others. Overall, I know nursing is my future. I feel my life experiences molded my desired interest and passion for nursing. The experiences I have witnessed prepared me for many years of hard work and dedication. Presently, I am a Lead Medical Assistant at Rowan Medicine. My role requires me to go above and beyond for best patient practice. I will make a great addition to the nursing field. I was born to be a nurse and I hope you choose me for this scholarship.
    Dashanna K. McNeil Memorial Scholarship
    Working in healthcare has always been my passion and an avenue of professional pursuit. Throughout the years I have met great people and they have confirmed what I felt was my natural passion emanated. My desire to continue the tradition of patients encountering a caring healthcare professional and finding a compassionate nurse, is my pursuit to become a nurse. I am selfless, compassionate, hard-working, and empathetic. These characteristics I feel sums up what makes a great nurse. In my lifetime, there were two experiences that made me apply to nursing school. These experiences were my cousins first baby and the death of my mother. In 2016, my cousin had her first baby at Abington Hospital in Abington, PA, when I arrived, she had a group of nursing that were making her experience great and comfortable. The nurses were attentive, compassionate, and empathetic. Although my cousin’s labor was not ideal, and she was minutes away from having a cesarean section, the nurses did not leave her side. During her labor, my cousin was having contractions but not fully dilating. There was one nurse who stood out and her name was Theresa. She gave my cousin more attention than the other nurses. My cousin was adamant on not having a c section and she wanted rule out all other options. The doctor who visited my cousin was ready to perform surgery and became impatient. The doctor left and stated he would return in one hour and my cousin had to decide. Nurse Theresa sensed my cousin’s frustration and identified and implemented means and placed my cousin into the “spider” position. She informed my cousin this position would help with dilation and she will return in forty-five minutes. Theresa gave my cousin time to rest and just in thirty minutes she was fully dilated and ready to push. Nurses like Theresa shows she is patient, empathetic, and selfless. I admire her acts of professionalism and I saw myself in her. Theresa nursed and listened to my cousin and presented her with a better birthing experience. Theresa nursing characteristic traits are ones that makes me want to be a nurse today. In 2018, I received 25 missed calls. All these calls were my father and aunt. When I called my father back, he has informed me my mother had passed away from a myocardial infraction, “heart attack”. My mother had collapsed, and during this moment, my family was not trained on what a “heart attack” looks like or they did not know what to do. My father tried to keep her awake but shortly she was deceased. Although I was not physically present, I do believe that with proper training things could have went differently. Since my mother’s passing, I have made a personal commitment to become a nurse and teach all those around me. Nurses do not run in my family, and I feel it is my calling. I would love to be a nurse to spread my knowledge to my family and care for others. Overall, I know nursing is my future. I feel my life experiences molded my desired interest and passion for nursing. The experiences I have witnessed prepared me for many years of hard work and dedication. Presently, I am a Lead Medical Assistant at Rowan Medicine. My role requires me to go above and beyond for best patient practice. I will make a great addition to the nursing field. I was born to be a nurse and I hope you choose me for this scholarship.
    Papi & Mamita Memorial Scholarship
    Hi, my name is Amoura my plan to impact the world by becoming a compassionate nurse. I always new I would be a nurse but my finances are got in the way. As a present Medical Assistant I providing caring, loving, and compassionate environment for all my patients I often go the extra mile to make sure my patients are comfortable and satisfied with their care. At times I speak to my patients on my off hours to help them in their time of need. When my patients have issues I am always problem solving and providing optimum care.
    HSINTELLIGENCE Minority / Indigenous Nurse Leader Scholarship
    Working in healthcare has always been in my plan of action. Presently, I am a Lead Medical Assistant at Rowan Medicine. Throughout the years I have met great nurses and they have confirm what what I already felt. These nurses confirm being a nurse is my future. I am selfless, compassionate, hard-working, and empathetic. All those characteristics sums up what make a great nurse. In my lifetime, there were two experiences that made me apply to nursing school. These experiences were my cousins first baby and the death of my mother. In 2016, my cousin had her baby at Abington Hospital in Abington, PA, when I arrived she had a group of nursing that were making her experience great. The nurses were attentive, compassionate, and empathetic. Although my cousin labor was not ideal and she minutes away from having a cesarean section they always made her comfortable. At this time, my cousin was having contractions but not fully dilating. There was one nurse who stood out, her name was Theresa. She gave my cousin more attention than the other nurses. My cousin was adamant on not having a c section and she wanted rule out all other options. Nurse Theresa placed my cousin into the “spider” position. She informed my cousin this position help with dilation. She gave my cousin time and just in 30 minutes she was fully dilated and ready to push. Nurses like Theresa shows she is patient, empathetic, and selfless. At that time she nurse listened to her patient and helped her with a better birthing experience. Theresa put a great smile on my face and my cousin is forever grateful. In 2018, I received 25 missed calls. All of these calls were my father and aunt. When I called my father back he has informed me my mother had passed away from a “heart attack”. My father had stated shortly after a shower she had collapsed in the bathroom. At that time my family were not trained on what a “heart attack” looks like and they didn’t know what to do. My father tried to keep her awake but shortly she was gone. Although I was not physically there I do believe that with proper training things could of been differently. Since that day, I have made a personal commitment to become a nurse and teach all those around me and those who look like me. There aren’t any nurses in my family and I feel it is my calling. I would love to be a nurse to spread my knowledge and care for others.