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Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation Awards Scholarships to Leaders in Nursing
Date:8/19/2008

Five Doctoral Students Receive Community Service, Gastroenterology and

Diversity Scholarships

BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- To encourage nurse practitioners (NPs) to take a proactive approach to improving health care in their communities, and to promote diversity within the NP profession, the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF) offers scholarships to NPs who are continuing their education and making an impact in their fields. The scholarships, supported through grant funding from Procter & Gamble and AstraZeneca, will help recipients pay school tuition and fund current programs and research in their areas of interest.

"These scholarships recognize and provide support for nurse practitioners who are leading the way to minimize health care disparities and provide quality care in their communities, emulating what the NPHF aims to achieve nationwide," says NPHF President Phyllis Zimmer, MN, ARNP, FAAN.

NPHF/Procter & Gamble 2007-2008 Community Service and Gastroenterology Endowed Scholarships

These $1,000 scholarships recognize commitment to community service or gastroenterology.

Diane Nunez, RN, MS, ANP-BC

Originally from Tempe, Ariz., Nunez teaches at Arizona State University in Phoenix, and maintains an active clinical practice in community health. Nunez works at the Escalante Health Center as program coordinator for a health program emphasizing the functional health, physical fitness and quality of life of older adults. In addition to coordinating the program, Nunez takes on the role of fundraising to ensure the service is free to Phoenix residents. As part of her doctoral studies, she is developing a Chronic Disease Disability Prevention (CDDP) program for older adults with the aim of improving quality of life and reducing health care expenses.

Jennifer Hill, MN, FNP

A nurse for 10 years, Hill has experience in NICU, geriatrics, academics and gastroente
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