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Monday, June 30, 2008 - SJH Nurse Camp Awards $10,000 Scholarship to Local Nursing Student
VINELAND, NJ (June 30) – Sixteen local students attended a Nursing Camp at the South Jersey Healthcare Regional Medical Center from June 23 to the 27th. The campers, who ranged in age from 11 to 17, visited departments throughout the hospital, received CPR training and gained an understanding of the nursing profession.
 

The program also offered a $10,000 scholarship toward a postsecondary nursing program to the camper who wrote the best essay describing why they would make a great nurse and what contribution they could make to health care. Britney Jones of Millville, who will study nursing at Ramapo College this fall, composed the winning essay. Her mother, Karling Jones, L.P.N., is a nurse in the Cardiac Acute Care unit at the SJH Regional Medical Center.

All of the students who attended the Nurse Camp were children of SJH employees and were presented with certificates of completion, nursing pins for future nurses and a gift from SJH. This year’s graduates were: Rachel Alessandrini, Emily Bennett, Sarah Brown, Kaitlyn Burlingame, Amy Cimprich, Tamyra Downing, Staci Dutton, Elaine Esteron, Christa Fannelle, Amanda Forand, Gabriella Gagliardi, Maria Goeller, Britney Jones, Jillian Loatman, Alexandria Rodriquez, and Katelyn Sickler.

South Jersey Healthcare (SJH) is a nonprofit, integrated health care system, providing access to a continuum of healthcare services. SJH provides hospital services, numerous community health clinics, home health services, and specialty services, which serve the medical and healthcare needs of Southern New Jersey residents.