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Nursing Scholarships Awarded by Fitzgibbon Hospital

May 14, 2024

Students in the nursing program at the Saline County Career Center received a boost to their education, thanks to a dozen scholarships awarded during a presentation on May 6 in conjunction with National Nurse’s week.

The scholarships were provided by Fitzgibbon Hospital through its foundation. The monetary assistance was made possible via an anonymous donation which established an endowment to aid local students in training for a medical career in our area. This is the first of many scholarships that Fitzgibbon Hospital will award through the endowment in the years to come.

“We are so excited to be able to support local students pursuing a career in healthcare through scholarships,” said Angy Littrell, CEO of Fitzgibbon Hospital. “Healthcare is a rewarding career, and local individuals who receive a quality education and can start providing care to their community right away are vital to our organization’s sustainability. The 12 scholarships, worth $2,000 each and totaling $24,000, will go a long way in helping students complete their training at Saline County Career Center. The staff at Saline County Career Center does a wonderful job in preparing students to succeed in the nursing profession.”

Fitzgibbon Hospital and affiliated clinics employ nurses at all levels, including certified nurse aides, licensed practical nurses and registered nurses. Several individuals who started their careers as nurses have continued their educations to receive advanced degrees, becoming family nurse practitioners, advanced practice mental health nurse practitioners, or other advanced practice specialties such as pain and wound care. Fitzgibbon Hospital’s robust continuing education benefit has helped dozens of nurses advance their education and their careers.

Angela Igo, MSN, RN, NEA-BC is the Vice President of Patient Care Services and the Chief Nursing Officer at Fitzgibbon Hospital. She began her career as a nurse more than 25 years ago and knows what it is like to work hard to advance in her career. She was present for the scholarship award presentation.

“Nursing is a challenging but very rewarding career, and I commend everyone for choosing this path. I know school is hard,and you guys are almost there. Stay strong, you can do it,” said Igo.