Scholarships

The core business of IONE includes education and professional development

Scholarship Overview

The core business of the Indiana Organization of Nurse Executives (IONE) is education, career development, member engagement, thought leadership, public policy and advocacy.  In support of the IONE mission to shape health care through expert nursing leadership the scholarship fund was established and funded with IONE nursing license plate funds.

This Scholarship Awards Procedure has been developed to define the process utilized to select and award educational scholarships to registered nurses in nursing leadership positions. (Charge, Nurse, Practice Facilitators, House Supervisors, etc)

I.     ELIGIBILITY

General Requirements

  1. Licensed in the state of Indiana
  2. Is a resident of Indiana
  3. Enrolled and/or currently taking classes from a nationally accredited school of nursing based in Indiana.
  4. Currently employed in Indiana in a nursing leadership or management position or employment history focused toward a leadership in nursing for a minimum of one (1) year (e.g. charge RN, clinical managers, supervisors, etc).
  5. RN in good standing with Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.
  6. Scholarships are limited to a one time award per student, per degree.

MSN, DNP and PHD

  1. Bachelor’s degree in nursing.
  2. Maintains a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in the program
  3. Currently employed in Indiana in a nursing leadership or management position or employment history focused toward leadership in nursing.
  4. Demonstrated leadership skills/abilities.
  5. Current membership in a professional organization(s).
  6. Anticipated date of graduation must be included in resume. The candidate must show progression toward graduation yet will not graduate prior to the award of the scholarship.  Scholarship monies are awarded in late October – early November.

Doctorate Degrees for Indiana Nursing Faculty for IONE Members ONLY

  1. Admitted and enrolled in a non-nursing doctoral program (EDD, DHS, non-nursing PHD)
  2. Maintains a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in the program
  3. Demonstrated leadership skills/abilities in a faculty role in an Indiana based university
  4. Current and active member of IONE

II.      PROCEDURES

March

  1. Mail letters to school deans requesting scholarship nomination submissions for MSN, DNP and PHD by June 1st
  2. Email requests for RN-BSN completion scholarship nominations to the CNO’s of Indiana by June 1st

June 25

  1. Compile nominee voting spreadsheet for distribution to committee members along with scanned copies of all scholarship submission packets.
  2. Schedule 2-3 hr. teleconference with committee members to review all scholarship applications.
  3. Prepare end of year report for August Board meeting along with final slate of scholarship candidates

August

Present final slate of candidates to Board along with end of year report.

Late August

  1. Send congratulation letters to all scholarship recipients inviting them to October Past President & Scholarship luncheon at the fall conference.
  2. Complete check requests and scan to IONE Executive Director and cc: IHA support staff requesting all checks be returned to Scholarship Chairman for distribution at the fall conference.

September

Prepares letters or certificates to hand to recipients at fall conference.

Scholarship Winners

BSN Scholarship Recipients

Stephanie Harmon
Susan Hurley
Heather Land
Denise Matio
Chante Mayfield
Jessica McClain
Alexis Moyer
Michael Radford
Allison Rater
Delilah Rogers
Steve Rupard
Mary Shepherd
Amy Switzer
Natalie Tornatore

 

MSN Scholarships

Ashley Fisher
Staci Glick
Heather Hargis
Megan Miller
Jill Stecyk

DNP Scholarships

Abby Berg
Alesha Dempsey
Monick Davis
Patricia Kline
Toni Morris
Jean Putnam
Coreena Schroyer

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