Scholarships Benefit Nursing Education

Donors and nurses were celebrated at the fifth annual Oberly-Allen Nursing Awards ceremony held Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at DeSales University. Through the generosity of donors, seventeen scholarships supporting continuing education were awarded to Good Shepherd nurses. Sam Miranda, senior vice president of patient care and chief nursing officer, said, “Tonight is one of my favorite events of the year. Nothing makes me happier than joining together to celebrate excellence, the excellence that is embodied in our talented, dedicated nursing staff.”

Other honorees included Brianna Trumbauer, RN, CRRN, who received the DAISY Award for Exceptional Nursing; and Joseph Shadid, RN, MSN, MBA, NHA, administrator of Cedar Brook Senior Care & Rehabilitation Nursing, who received the Chief Nursing Officer Certificate of Achievement. It also was announced Joe and Brianna joined an esteemed group of colleagues when they were inducted this year as Clinical Nurse Leader members into Sigma Theta Tau International and the local chapter, Theta Rho. The induction ceremony was held in April at Cedar Crest College in April.

The Oberly-Allen Nursing Education Endowment was started in April 2013 with an initial pledge of $20,000 from a donor. The endowment has grown to more than $755,000 in gifts and pledges.

Click here for a complete list of scholarship recipients and to watch a video about the impact of the endowment on our nurses.