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ARNNL’s Education and Research Trust awards scholarships and bursaries

Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador
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The Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (ARNNL) Education and Research Trust awarded over $60,000 in scholarships and bursaries last week.

Two awards ceremonies were held – one in St. John’s on Friday, Dec. 8, and another in Corner Brook earlier in the week.

In all, 64 registered nurses (RNs) and nurse practitioners (NPs), and 11 nursing students were recognized.

Over 1,300 scholarships and bursaries have been awarded by the trust since 1986.

This year’s recipients are pursuing undergraduate nursing education, masters and doctoral degrees, nursing research, post-basic courses, specialty certification, and attending continuing education events such as conferences and workshops.

“As the regulator of the profession, public protection is our top priority,” said ARNNL executive director Lynn Power.

“We believe in advancing nursing excellence, and recognize the role that Trust support can play in helping develop competent, accountable professionals through continuing education and other opportunities.”


2017 scholarship and bursary recipients


ARNNL Education and Research Trust 25th Anniversary Scholarship - The 2017 recipient is Renee Crossman, a PhD student at MUN School of Nursing. Valued at $4,500, this scholarships is awarded to a registered nurse from Newfoundland and Labrador pursuing a doctoral degree who has demonstrated academic excellence during undergraduate and graduate studies, and leadership in the nursing profession and/or community service.


Bachelor of Nursing


BN Year 2

Carey Stoodley (CNS)

Malorie Duffy (MUN)

Chelsea Hobbs-Regular (WRSON)


BN Year 3

Allison Best (CNS)

Shane Gladney (MUN)

Whitney Shortall (WRSON)


BN Year 4

Jillian Corbett (CNS)

Sara Lockyer (MUN)

Ashley Winters (WRSON)


BN Fast Track Year 2

Beverly Wheeler (WRSON)

Flo Hillyard Memorial Scholarship

Ryley Siscoe (CNS)


Bachelor of Nursing - Post Basic

Katherine Elson


Masters and PhD


ARNNL 50th Anniversary Scholarship

Paula Kelly (PhD)


Dr. Elizabeth Summers Graduate Study Award

Edmund Walsh (MN)

Marcella Linehan Scholarship

Dawn Haines (MN)


NL Nurses Respiratory Society Legacy Scholarship

Allison Stacey (MN-NP)


Masters and PhD (Nursing)

Lindsey Cassell (DNP)

Amy Cross (MN)

Krista Lawrence (MN)

Catherine Noseworthy (MN)

Valerie Power (MN-NP)

Ashley Ryan (MN)

Carla St. Croix (MN)

Ashley Sutton (MN)


Masters and PhD (Non-Nursing)

Amy Murphy (MSc.)


Nursing Research Award

Michelle Earle-Crane

Anne Marie Lewis

Julia Lukewich


Health Educators Continuing Education Bursary

Beverly Johnson


Florrie Penney Continuing Education Bursary

Michelle Best


Violet Ruelokke Primary Health Care Award

Deanne Curnew


St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association Bursary

Lisa Hackett


Post Basic Specialty Course Bursary

Cora Day

Krystal-Ann Kavanagh

Belinda McGrath

Sharon Moores

Judy Morris-Foster

Tracy Murrin

Katrina Williams


Kay Daley Scholarship

Paul Norman


Conference Bursary

Robert Adams

Julie Bartlett

Deborah Belbin

Krista Benson

Christine Castagne

Wendy Decker

Sandra Gear

Ginger Haines

Annie Hamilton

Ashlee Leonard

Lori Littlejohn

Julia Lukewich

Laura March-Prior

Sharon Nurse

Marie Powell

Denise Pynn

Kelly Ralph

Darlene Reid

Kendra Rogers

Francine Ryan Oliver

Brett Tarrant

Karen Tulk

Alison Wheadon

Sheena Williams

Brittany Woodman

Jo-Ann Woolridge


Bay St. George Chapter Scholarship

Tatum Aston


NL Gerontological Nurses Association Bursary

Claire Penton


CNA Certification Bursary

Teresa Abbott

Joanne Andrews

Patricia Colombe

Elaine Hicks

Robin Kavanagh

Nicole Legge

Claudette Thomas

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