Harris awarded nursing scholarship

JASPER — Brooklyn Harris, RN, is this year’s recipient of the $1,500 Tonya Heim Nursing Scholarship.

Heim is the vice president of Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.  Harris works in Surgical Services at Memorial Hospital and plans to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Harris began at Memorial Hospital as a certified surgical technician. She obtained her nursing degree from Vincennes University Jasper Campus in 2018. She has served as a preceptor for new certified surgical technicians and registered nurses at Memorial Hospital, and is a member of the Association of Operating Room Nurses. She also serves as a clinical coordinator for Memorial Hospital’s DaVinci program. She volunteers at the Hope Garden and is a member of the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

The first priority of the Tonya Heim Nursing Scholarship is to provide assistance to registered nurse employees of Memorial Hospital who are enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited advancement program toward a BSN degree; second priority is to provide assistance for advancement to a Master of Science in Nursing degree; third priority is for a Doctor of Nursing Practice or a doctoral degree in nursing; and the final priority is for assistance for those pursuing advance practice degrees, including but not limited to, nurse practitioner or certified registered nurse anesthetists.

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