nursing scholarshipCUAA nursing students with scholarship donor MariLee Crandall. Pictured left to right: (Front) Madison Bocobo, Fiona Wing, MariLee Crandall, Allison Lentz, Brooklyn Paradoski, (Back) Tionne Mercer, Bernard Kasanda, Alexandria Hall, Alexis Mccullough, Grace Krawczyk, Cierra Winn, Caitlynn McClendon

Students from the Ronald and Marvel Jones School of Nursing are excited to take their learning on the road this summer!

Summer trips are an eagerly anticipated term for all nursing students at Concordia University Ann Arbor.

Toward the end of their six semester curriculum, nursing students spend a summer term completing coursework with the opportunity to take their learning beyond the classroom on an organized international or domestic trip. The summer term also allow nursing students to to graduate nursing school a semester sooner than they otherwise would be able to with a traditional academic calendar.

Previous destinations included Kenya, Guatemala, Uganda, Romania, and Belize. Due to COVID-19, students were unable to travel in summer 2020.

While still unable to travel internationally this summer, Concordia nurses were able to choose between a trip to Milwaukee, Wisconsin or Anchorage, Alaska. The trips take place at the end of July through early August 2021. Students will be completing community wellness and pediatric clinical rotations, working in partnership with local ministries and organizations to help at homeless shelters, provide foot and wound care, learn from local health care providers, and more.

Servant’s Heart Scholarship helps to offset costs

Three nursing faculty and staff members and 27 nursing students in particular are adventuring to Alaska.  Students had the opportunity to apply for the Servant’s Heart Scholarship to offset costs of the trip, made possible through the generous support of MariLee Crandall.

Crandall was able to award this scholarship to 11 students this year, including Caitlynn McClendon, Grace Krawczyk, Bernard Kasanda, Cierra Winn, Alexandria Hall, Tionne Mercer, Madison Bocobo, Fiona Wing, Brooklyn Paradoski, Allison Lentz, and Alexis Mccullough.

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