September 20, 2002

Southwestern College Nursing Students Presented Scholarships

CHULA VISTA – In an effort to help thwart the nursing shortage currently plaguing our city and nation three Southwestern College students were awarded with scholarships, by the Community Health Group Nursing Initiative Scholarship fund, the monies help ensure the success of nursing students while proactively addressing the critical nursing shortage.

The scholarships were presented to students that had completed their first year in nursing or had graduated and were licensed to practice. The honorees included Karen E. Mitchell, who is enrolled in the Licensed Vocational Nursing Program; Nancy L. Reyes, who is in the midst of completing the Associate Degree Nursing Program; and Lupita-Mora Rubio, a current Southwestern College student that is planning on entering San Diego State University this spring.

Along with the scholarship awards, the students also received a special Congressional Certificate of Recognition from Congressman Bob Filner and a Certificate of Recognition from Chula Vista Mayor Shirley Horton.

“Financial assistance is one of the keys to student success,” says Anita Holt, RN MSN, who is a Professor of Nursing at Southwestern College and a liaison to the Community Health Group. “Our students and community are very fortunate to have an organization that is proactive in addressing the critical nursing shortage. The nursing program at Southwestern College looks forward to continuing this partnership with Community Health Group.”

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