CF’s Foundation has received an $11,000 gift from the Florida Society of Registered Nurses Retired Inc. to provide funding for nursing scholarships. The scholarship committee presented a check to the CF Foundation at the end of June at the Citrus Campus in memory of Shirley McElhiney, past president of RNR.
“As our state organization comes to an end and now becomes the Citrus Marion RNR, we hope that this gift to be shared by future nurses will help to lessen the nursing shortage in our state and especially our counties,” said Diane Woodruff, RNR board member.
College of Central Florida offers the three nursing career tracks. The Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate Degree Nurse Bridge program designed for the Florida-licensed LPN with the transition into the role as a registered nurse. The Associate in Science in Nursing that focuses on the preparation of qualified individuals without previous nursing experience to become a registered nurse, and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing that allows associate degree registered nurses to advance their education, and facilitate entry into graduate nursing programs.
“Such a generous gift allows our students the leverage to transform their lives,” said Chris Knife, CF Foundation executive director. “We are thankful for the generosity of donors like the RNR in helping students pursue their dream careers.”