Millersville University (MU) senior nursing student Regina Reep received a Pennsylvania Nightingale Scholarship Award at the 2019 Nightingale Awards. The 30th Annual Gala was held on Nov. 8 at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel in Harrisburg. Reep was one of seven recipients who were honored at the ceremony. Reep’s award was in the RN-BSN completion category.
The Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania (NAP) is a statewide non-profit organization focused on recognizing exemplary nursing practice and granting scholarships to students pursuing degrees in nursing at all levels. During the past 30 years, NAP has awarded nearly 200 nursing scholarships totaling over $330,000 and has honored over 550 Pennsylvania nurses at its annual gala.
“Receiving this scholarship is a great honor. Being the recipient of such a prestigious award fills me with great pride. It also shows me that all my hard work and efforts have paid off,” says Reep.
Reep plans on graduating in May 2020. She has already accepted a RN position with the Central Dauphin School District and plans to continue pursuing her School Nurse Certification at Millersville.
“As a nurse I am an advocate, educator, listener and care provider for my patients, family and community,” says Reep.
The Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania was established by Jayne (Carson) Felgen, Chief Nursing Officer at (the former) Osteopathic Hospital in Lancaster in 1989. Felgen recognized the need to promote and support nursing in Pennsylvania, as an essential strategy to recruit and retain nurses, in order to meet the state’s future healthcare needs.
For more information on the Nightingale Scholarship, visit https://www.nightingaleawards.org/.
For more on the MU Nursing Program, visit https://www.millersville.edu/nursing/.