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First Winner Selected to Receive Support through the CampusRN-AACN Scholarship Fund

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First Winner Selected to Receive Support through
the CampusRN-AACN Scholarship Fund

Bonnie Bowie of Bellevue, WA Selected as First Scholarship Recipient


WASHINGTON, DC, June 12 2003 - Today, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and CampusRN.com awarded the first scholarship through a newly created program designed to support nursing education at the baccalaureate and higher degree level. Bonnie Henry Bowie, MBA/MSN, RN, was chosen to receive scholarship support to pursue doctoral studies at the University of Washington School of Nursing in Seattle.

"I have enjoyed every aspect of my nursing career, and feel that I now have much to bring to students who are studying to be nurses," said Bonnie Bowie of Bellevue, WA. "The CampusRN-AACN scholarship will help support me and my family while I pursue my goal of becoming a nursing faculty member."

A registered nurse for 26 years, Bonnie Bowie received her baccalaureate and master's degrees in nursing from the University of San Diego. After working as a staff nurse, nursing manager, director and consultant, she transitioned into teaching and found her true passion. Bonnie began teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at Seattle University in 2000 and has since committed herself to a faculty career and pursuing doctoral studies. Bonnie continues to teach part-time while enrolled full-time in a PhD in nursing program.

The CampusRN-AACN Scholarship Fund is designed to support students who are seeking baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degrees in nursing. Special consideration is given to students enrolled in a master's or doctoral program in pursuit of a nursing faculty career; completing an RN to baccalaureate nursing program; or enrolled in an accelerated baccalaureate or master's degree nursing program. Scholarships in the amount of $2,500 are distributed every 2 months through this program. Applicants must register online, write a brief statement on career plans, and demonstrate a need for financial assistance. For details on this scholarship program including an application, see http://aacn.campusrn.com/scholarships/scholarship_rn.asp.

For more information about the AACN-CampusRN Scholarship Fund or the new online Career Center, contact Robert Rosseter at rrosseter@aacn.nche.edu or 202-463-6930, ext. 231

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CampusRN.com is the most comprehensive site of its kind for entry-level nursing students and allied health job seekers. Through this online service, students can view current job openings, access competitive research on employers, and compare various career options within their field. Employers have the opportunity to reach the nursing student directly with current openings, even before they graduate. CampusRN.com is a subsidiary of CampusCareerCenter.com (CCC), the world's leading campus recruiting company. CCC boasts a network consisting of 2,200 Career Centers, an ambitious grassroots student representative program, and a student community that is growing at a rate of over 150,000

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for university and four-year college education programs in nursing. Representing more than 580 member schools of nursing at public and private institutions nationwide, AACN's educational, research, governmental advocacy, data collection, publications, and other programs work to establish quality standards for bachelor's- and graduate-degree nursing education, assist deans and directors to implement those standards, influence the nursing profession to improve health care, and promote public support of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education, research, and practice. www.aacn.nche.edu.

CONTACT:

Robert Rosseter, 202-463-6930, ext. 231
rrosseter@aacn.nche.edu