The Nursing Economic$ Foundation and its board of trustees recently awarded $20,000 in scholarships to future nurse executives pursuing graduate-level degrees. One of the recipients was Kayla Lampe, RN, MSN, CCRN, of Champaign, Ill., who is pursuing a doctorate of philosophy in nursing administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing.
“Upon completion of my PhD, I plan to continue pursuing advanced leadership positions to fulfill my ultimate goal of becoming an executive leader at an organization known for quality of care and nursing outcomes,” Lampe said in a news release. “This scholarship helps reduce the cost burden of attaining my PhD, as I continue to gain leadership skills and theoretical understanding of nurse engagement through my professional and doctoral work.”
Since it was established in 1990, the Nursing Economic$ Foundation has promoted the advanced educational and research activities of nurse executives who are pursuing graduate-level degrees. With the 2012 scholarships, the foundation has awarded $310,000 to future nurse executives for tuition, fees and other expenses incurred while completing their degrees.