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Jefferson Health in New Jersey Awards 3 Nursing Scholarships

Jefferson Health - New Jersey

August 29, 2018

Three associates of Jefferson Health in New Jersey have been named recipients of Annual Nursing Scholarships at the Magnet® designated health care organization.  These associates were chosen by the Nursing Selection Committee based on their academic achievements and support of Jefferson Health’s mission, vision and values.

Each year, Jefferson Health in New Jersey offers various nursing scholarships: an Entry Level BSN Scholarship, open to all associates (clinical and non-clinical) aspiring to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN); the Gartzman Fund RN to BSN Scholarship; and the Leadership Scholarship, open to current BSN- and MSN-level nurses aspiring to a Master’s or Doctorate in Nursing degree (MSN or DNP). The scholarships are supported by the Gartzman family, Jefferson (NJ) associates and other generous donors.

The Nursing Scholarship Recipients for 2018 are:

  • Entry Level BSN scholarship of $12,000: Misty Connelly of Camden, NJ, Admissions Department at the Jefferson Health Care Center in Sewell, NJ, who is obtaining her BSN through Widener University.
  • Gartzman Fund scholarship of $4,500: Lorraine (Kim) Kulikowski, RN, of Sicklerville, NJ, Assistant Nurse Manager in the ICU at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital, who is obtaining her BSN through Grand Canyon University.
  • Leadership scholarship of $8,000: Ashley Shibe, BSN, RN, clinical nurse on the Surgical Unit at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, who is obtaining her MSN through Drexel University.

“Jefferson Health New Jersey is committed to promoting lifelong learning and professional development,” said Chief Nurse Executive Helene Burns, DNP, MSN, NEA-BC. “We are thrilled to offer scholarships to our associates, and are very grateful for our donors’ generosity, which make these scholarships possible.”

To contribute to Jefferson Health New Jersey’s Nursing Scholarship Fund, please call the Kennedy Health Care Foundation at (856) 566-5309 or email

About Jefferson Health
Jefferson Health, home of Sidney Kimmel Medical College, is reimagining health care in the greater Philadelphia region and southern New Jersey. Jefferson’s dedicated team of doctors, nurses, health professionals and staff provides a range of primary to highly-specialized care through 14 hospitals (seven Magnet®-designated for nursing excellence), more than 40 outpatient and urgent care locations, the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Magee Rehabilitation and the JeffConnect® telemedicine program. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Jefferson’s academic health center, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc., with 10 specialties receiving a national ranking for the 2018-2019 report.  Jefferson Health’s mission is to improve the health of those patients and communities it is privileged to serve through safe, effective, equitable, compassionate care.