The Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital has awarded 33 nursing scholarships totaling $70,000 to nurses who live and/or work in Loudoun County.
Recipients are enrolled in LPN, BSN, RN, MSN and DNP programs at 16 schools and the Loudoun County Public School Adult Education department. Awards range from $1,500 (for LCPS Adult Ed students) to $2,000, with $500 bonuses given to nurses employed by Inova Loudoun Hospital.
One recipient, Jaimee Robinson of Ashburn, is an Inova Loudoun labor and delivery nurse educator and among those receiving her second Ladies Board scholarship (2021 and 2022).
“Being awarded this scholarship allows me to continue pursuing my Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP), gaining advanced practice knowledge to ensure we continue to provide exceptional perinatal care to our community,” she said. “I am truly grateful for the support, generosity and continued commitment to education by The Ladies Board for myself and my colleagues.”
Arlene Kilborn, chairman of the scholarship committee, echoed that sentiment, “Providing nursing scholarships is one of the joys of being a member of The Ladies Board. We appreciate all nurses and support them as they further their education.”
Since the nursing scholarship program began in 1960 to provide supplemental funds to worthy nursing students, The Ladies Board has awarded over $2 million to over 1,300 applicants.
Scholarship applications for next year will be available in January 2023 at www.ladiesboard.org. Applicants must live and/or work in Loudoun County and be enrolled in or accepted by an accredited school of nursing.
Scholarships are funded by the Annual Ladies Board Rummage Sale, Riverside Gift Shop at Inova Loudoun Hospital, Twice Is Nice thrift shop in Leesburg and the Lights of Love remembrance program.
The Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital is a non-profit organization with the mission to promote goodwill between the community and the hospital and to raise funds for patient services, nursing education, and hospital projects.
About Inova Loudoun Hospital
Founded in 1912, Inova Loudoun Hospital is a 311-bed nationally recognized hospital committed to providing comprehensive, compassionate care for the entire family. Inova Loudoun Hospital is ranked among the top hospitals in the country for nursing excellence, emergency care services, and patient safety. Inova Loudoun Hospital is also a Joint Commission Center of Excellence for Hip and Knee Replacement, Perinatal Care, Spinal Surgery, and Stroke Care.
Inova Loudoun Hospital offers family-centered care with its children’s emergency room, children’s inpatient unit, NICU, and hospital-based natural birth center and is home to Loudoun County’s only designated trauma center. Inova Loudoun Hospital’s two additional 24/7 free-standing emergency rooms (ERs), located in Ashburn and Leesburg, are Joint Commission Certified Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals (ASRH).
Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova’s 19,000 team members serve more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes.
Inova’s five hospitals are consistently recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals and Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for excellence in healthcare.
Inova is home to Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Its hospitals have a total of 1,936 licensed beds. More information and statistics about Inova can be found at www.inova.org.