Gifts during National Nurses Week may include cards or flowers but for three lucky Ambrose students it was news of a $10,000 scholarship from the Genesis Health Services Foundation.
Elizabeth Cavazos, Rock Island, Ill., Jessica Chostner, LeClaire, Iowa, and Samantha Townsend, Davenport, Iowa, were the lucky recipients. "I woke up the RA (resident advisor) on the floor below me at 6:30 a.m., because I was jumping up and down screaming when I got the e-mail," Chostner said about her excitement. In addition to the scholarship, the three Ambrose students also have jobs waiting within Genesis Health System when it's time to begin their professional nursing careers.
"I transferred from the University of Iowa this year and was amazed at how helpful and nice the faculty and staff are here at Ambrose. At a bigger university you are just a number, but here people actually care about who you are, and want you to succeed," Chostner explained about the nursing program at St. Ambrose.
–Emilee Renwick ‘14