Lakeland Community College nursing student Hannah Hollingshead has been named a University Hospitals Nursing Scholar. The honor comes with an award that offers up to $12,000 for student loan repayment as a selected student enrolled in the dual Lakeland/Ursuline College RN to BSN Program.
In addition to submitting three letters of recommendation, she was required to complete several essay questions. Topics included teamwork/interpersonal skills, community involvement and problem-solving/dealing with stressful situations. One essay was to be completed at a professional interview with only 20 minutes to respond.
"I am so grateful to receive this award," said Hollingshead. "I love making a difference in people's lives, that is why I went into the nursing profession." The Geneva resident is on track to graduate from the Ursuline College Breen School of Nursing in summer 2022.
The University Hospitals Nursing Scholars Program reflects the hospital's commitment to meet the demanding health care needs of Northeast Ohio. Scholars will work for University Hospitals for a minimum of 24 months following the completion of their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Ursuline College in a hospital based bedside or home care registered nurse position. In return, once the BSN from Ursuline College is earned, monthly payments will be made on behalf of the scholar for up to 24 months.
"Hannah is an outstanding student," said Dr. Connie Bowler, nursing program director at Lakeland. "We are so excited that her hard work and dedication is being rewarded through this recognition. This award is a great example of Lakeland partnerships which continue to help students to excel even after their time with us."