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Five CNM Nursing Students Awarded Nightingale Scholarships

March 28, 2017 -- Five students in the Associate Degree of Nursing program in CNM's School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety have been awarded $1,000 Nightingale Scholarships by the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence (NMCNE).

Mar 28, 2017

The selection was based on community service, academic ability and demonstration of outstanding leadership and character.

The CNM students receiving the scholarships are Brian Abel, Robert Hohimer, Stephanie Reynolds, Crystal Adzija and Angel Toledo. Abel, Hohimer, and Reynolds are pursuing their Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AASN) degrees, while Adzija and Toledo are in the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing/Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) co-enrollment program through the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium partnership with the University of New Mexico.

This year, nearly 150 applications were received for the scholarship by the NMCNE with 15- $1,000 scholarships awarded. These scholarships are open to associate degree, Registered Nurse, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and graduate degree students.

“I am thrilled beyond words that an unprecedented five CNM students were selected this year,” said Diane Evans Prior, academic affairs director of Nursing in the School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety. “That’s a third of the total of scholarships awarded.”