USF student receives Walgreens Scholarship

University of St. Francis Family Nurse Practitioner program student Kelli Wall, of Frankfort, received a scholarship from Walgreens.

University of St. Francis Family Nurse Practitioner program student Kelli Wall, of Frankfort, received a scholarship from Walgreens.

A University of St. Francis student in the nurse practitioner program won a Walgreens Diversity Scholarship.

Kelli Wall, of Frankfort, a student in the USF’s Family Nurse Practitioner master of science in nursing program, has received a $7,000 scholarship through Walgreens Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Scholarship.

Wall prepared an essay and has an interest in retail health care delivery. She will complete a clinical rotation at a Healthcare Clinic in Walgreens.

USF offers master’s degrees for Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP), Nurse Administrators, Nurse Educators and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP) to prepare students to function at higher levels as Advanced Practice Nurses (APN), nursing leaders and nurse educators. With healthcare reform, these are the nurses who will be the face of primary care within the community, according to Carol Wilson, dean of the university’s Cecily & John Leach College of Nursing. “The Institute of Medicine recommends doubling the numbers of doctorally prepared nurses by 2015, and we are ready to help accomplish this,” added Wilson.

The University of St. Francis serves 3,400 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in arts and science, business, education, nursing, health care and social work. For information, call (800) 735-7500 or visit www.stfrancis.edu.


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