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March of Dimes Announces Nursing Scholarship Recipients
Date:7/7/2008

8 Outstanding Nurses Recognized for Dedication to Maternal and Infant Health

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight exceptional registered nurses have been awarded scholarships from the March of Dimes for graduate studies in the field of maternal-child nursing, it was announced today.

"These nurses are examples of the vision and dedication of nurses all over the country who work tirelessly to improve maternal and infant health," said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes. "The March of Dimes is proud to honor their achievements and to help them go on to make even greater contributions to their communities."

The March of Dimes is awarding eight scholarships this year instead of the traditional four, thanks to a generous contribution from Evenflo and Proctor & Gamble Company.

The March of Dimes annual Graduate Nursing Scholarship was founded in 1997 to assist registered nurses enrolled in graduate programs in maternal-child nursing. Each recipient receives $5,000 to continue their education.

The eight scholarship winners are:

-- Ashley Darcy, BSN, RN, a nurse from Philadelphia who is studying for a PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Darcy is a neonatal nurse practitioner, currently working in the NICU at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her doctoral dissertation will focus on neurological and behavioral development of infants in the post-NICU environment. She plans to generate nursing interventions that will help to optimize the health of premature infants.

-- Lorie Goshin, RN, MSN, a nurse from Brooklyn, New York who is working toward a doctorate in nursing science at Columbia University. Ms. Goshin has chosen to work with women in prison who have infants living with them in a prison nursery system. She has been tracking the developmental outcomes of the children through their first year of life. Her long-term career goals include completing independen
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