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2017 Award Winners Announced

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Congratulations to our 2017 Scholarship Recipients

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2017 Scholarship Recipients

The Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce its scholarship recipients for 2017. 

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These recipients will be honored at the 28th Annual Gala on November 3, 2017, held at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel & Convention Center in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.


The 2017 nursing scholarship recipients include:

Advanced Degree - Doctoral

Victoria Reiser, BSN, RN
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
Resides in Pittsburgh, PA

Advanced Degree - Masters

Abigail Schmuck, BSN, CCRN
Messiah College
Resides in Camp Hill, PA

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Megan Marmol
Carlow University School of Health and Wellness
Resides in Pittsburgh, PA

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Completion

Julia Rider
Slippery Rock University
Resides in Hanover, PA


Naomi Nii
Roxborough Memorial School of Nursing
Resides in Philadelphia, PA

Licensed Practical Nursing

Natasha Parker
Lancaster County Career & Technology Center Practical Nursing Program
Resides in Lititz, PA

PhD Degree

Sarah Belcher, BSN, RN OCN
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
Resides in Pittsburgh, PA


These exceptional students have already distinguished themselves by demonstrating deep levels of caring, compassion, community service, and academic achievement. They have earned a place of honor along with 159 past scholarship recipients since 1991. Recruiting and retaining nurses of this caliber will help to ensure the future of excellent health care in Pennsylvania.