LLTCF awards nursing scholarships to cultivate future workforce

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Doneisha Atkinson of Gonzales Healthcare Center, was awarded a nursing scholarship yesterday by the Louisiana Long Term Care Foundation.

The Louisiana Long Term Care Foundation (LLTCF) is pleased to award nursing scholarships to nine outstanding recipients employed in long-term care facilities across the state. Recipients will receive $500 to further their professional development within the long-term care profession and continue their mission to bring high-quality care to the residents they serve.

The Louisiana Long Term Care Foundation is proud to announce the 2017 scholarship recipients: Doneisha Atkinson, Gonzales Healthcare Center, Gonzales; Jennifer Brock, Colonial Oaks Living Center, Metairie; Bianca Cantu Brown, Pontchartrain Health Care Centre, Mandeville; Lucas Corona, Consolata Home, New Iberia; Torri Corrao, Heritage Manor of Houma, Houma; Angela Ducote, Naomi Heights Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility, Alexandria; Shelby Fourroux, Jefferson Healthcare Center, Jefferson; Emily Jones, Good Samaritan Living Facility, Franklinton; Brittany Pluckett, Colfax Reunion, Colfax.

With our aging population, the need for quality nursing staff in Louisiana is more critical than ever,” said Karen Miller, Director of the Louisiana Long Term Care Foundation. “This scholarship recognizes staff members who go above and beyond to provide the best possible care while helping them reach their professional goals. This program is a win for the staff, a win for the facilities and, most of all, a win for the residents served throughout our state.”

This year’s scholarship recipients stood out with their undeniable commitment to providing Louisiana’s frail and elderly with the highest level of care while also achieving academic excellence,” said Mark Berger, Executive Director of the Louisiana Nursing Home Association. “Their drive to always learn more is commendable, and as we look towards the future of our profession, it is vitally important to recognize excellence and provide support to encourage these individuals to continue their pursuit of a rewarding, lasting nursing career.”

The LLTCF is committed to providing annual scholarships to encourage nursing students of high academic and care-giving caliber to continue to pursue a career in the long-term care profession. This program is funded through the generosity of long term care providers and related organizations, supporting the Foundation’s mission of promoting the development of a skilled and quality-centered workforce.

To learn how you can make a donation to help fund a scholarship for a deserving nursing student, call Karen Miller at 225-927-5642. The Louisiana Long Term Care Foundation is a nonprofit organization and an affiliate of the Louisiana Nursing Home Association. Visit our website at www.lnha.org/lltcf to learn more.

Contributed by LLTCF