Nursing Scholarship Awarded
and her family.
Congratulations to Maria Elena Flores recipient
of the $2,000 chooseNursing.com scholarship sponsored by NurseWeek.
Maria is a Class of 2004 nursing student at the University of Southern
As early as high school Maria knew she wanted
to be a nurse. She volunteered over 1000 hours at Fresno’s
St. Agnes Medical Center “I learned that the bond between
the patients and their nurses was remarkable, an absolutely refreshing
thing to see.” She remembers how grateful patients were for
the care they received from their nurses and witnessed tears of
joy from both patient and nurse. “To see the special bond
between nurse and patient convinced me that nursing was the career
As a member and chairperson of Movimiento Estudiantil
Chican/a de Aztlan (MEChA), a Student Chicano Movement, she leads
workshops on domestic violence at high schools in South Central
Los Angeles. During MEChA school conferences, she leads workshops
and presents nursing as a rewarding and fulfilling career. She has
also facilitated focus groups for research projects. As if that
weren’t enough, this full-time student finds time to work
as a mentor / tutor for a college prep program for students in the
Los Angeles School District.
and her mom.
She’s considering joining the Peace Corps
after earning her BSN, to help people around the world and get experience.
Ultimately, she plans to become a Family Nurse Practitioner and
dreams of setting up a clinic in the Los Angeles area, where there
is a dire need for affordable health care.
Again, congratulations on your success, we’re
pleased to help you realize your dream of being a nurse.
This scholarship continues to be awarded to
deserving students in California. To learn more about the criteria
for our scholarships, please visit us at chooseNursing.com.
Release Date: June 6, 2003
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