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For Immediate Release 

                                             Contact: Joey Pettis, Executive Director
Phone: 877.366.1144 x 2
Email: Joey@WI-DON-Council.org

Nursing Scholarship Fundraiser Success
Long-Term Care Nursing Symposium 2019 Raises $8,720

Wisconsin – February 28, 2019 – The Wisconsin Director of Nursing Council announces with great excitement that the Annual Nursing Scholarship Banquet Dinner held during their annual Symposium, Tuesday, February 26, 2019, received $4,360 in donations.  This, along with the matching fund donation made by North Shore Healthcare, has earned $8,720 to provide nursing student scholarships to those who are committed to working in the long-term care continuum. 

The Wisconsin Director of Nursing Council has had the privilege over the last 26 years to provide $54,000 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 were presented with an excellent opportunity to increase our funds significantly – North Shore Healthcare matched the money we raise upto $5,000.  The Wisconsin Director of Nursing Council – Education Forum, Inc. will be able to provide at least eight $1,000 nursing scholarships.

“We are honored to partner with the Council and award scholarships to nurses who are eager to continue their education and hone their skills in long-term care nursing. We support our direct caregivers and nurses, and we are grateful for the opportunity to help shape the future of those who will provide care to residents,” said Dee McCarthy, Chief Clinical Officer for North Shore Healthcare.

Joey Pettis, Executive Director, of Wisconsin Director of Nursing Council, “This year’s banquet was amazing.  Our attendees really stepped up to earn the most we’ve ever made at our banquet.  To also have that amount matched leaves us speechless. What makes this year even more special is the attendees and organizations also donated the gifts to the raffle.  Attendees donated over $4,000 in raffle gifts, in addition to the money raised.  We have to thank the attendees for their generosity.  We’ll be forever grateful.”

Information on how to apply for available scholarships will be posted on www.WI-DON-Council.org/Scholarship in the coming months. 

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 brought together Directors of Nursing and other nursing leaders and executives from around Wisconsin. 

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If you would like more information about this, please email Melissa Montgomery at melissa@wi-don-council.org