How a matching funds donation will support more nursing students looking for a career in long-term care continuum


For Immediate Release                                              

Contact: Joey Pettis, Executive Director
Phone: 877.366.1144 x 2

Wisconsin – February 4, 2019 – The Wisconsin Director of Nursing Council announces with great excitement that North Shore Healthcare has offered to match funds raised for our Nursing Scholarship Fundraiser & Raffle up to $5,000. 

The Wisconsin Director of Nursing Council has had the privilege over the last 26 years to provide $52,000 in nursing scholarships to students pursuing a career in the long-term care continuum.  It is due to the generosity of each of our members and conference attendees that we can provide scholarships. 

This year we have been presented with an excellent opportunity to increase our funds significantly – North Shore Healthcare has offered to match the money we raise to $5,000. 

“North Shore Healthcare is excited to help sponsor the 2019 scholarships awarded by the Council to nurses in long-term care. One of our organization’s core values is competence, and we believe in supporting our nurses in furthering their education to ensure the best possible care is given to our residents. We are equally supportive of all nurses and individuals who want to continue their education or enter the field of long-term care. By matching dollar for dollar the amount raised by the raffle for the scholarships, we are doing our part to assist those who are as passionate about long-term care nursing as we are,” said Dee McCarthy, Chief Clinical Officer of North Shore Healthcare in Glendale, WI. 

Joey Pettis, Executive Director, of Wisconsin Director of Nursing Council, “I have no words.  We are so grateful to be able to give more scholarships to deserving students who want to continue their career in the long-term care continuum.  Its impact will help nursing students all over Wisconsin. Our mission is to support nurses.  We have past scholarship winners who are Directors of Nursing, and they serve in other nursing leadership roles.  This is a wonderful donation. Now the work begins to raise $5,000!”

The scholarship raffle is Tuesday, February 26th at 6 pm at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, WI.  Raffle tickets are sold at the event or donations are taken on the website at

The Wisconsin Director of Nursing Council is a non-profit association that provides education and support to nursing leadership in the long-term care continuum.  The annual Long-Term / Post-Acute Nursing Symposium is in its 26th year and brings together Directors of Nursing and other nursing leaders and executives from around Wisconsin. 

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