Today’s Nurse, not only promotes the careers of our current members, but also strives to develop the success of the next generation of medical professionals. The Today’s Nurse Scholarship is designed to help deserving students attain their educational goals, meet their professional objectives, and succeed to their fullest ability.

We grant scholarships yearly, and hope to help ease a portion of the financial burden that many students are dealing with. Winners are awarded a financial endowment, certificate of recognition, and honorable mention in our newsletter and magazine.

Today’s Nurse is now accepting applicants for the 2021 Scholarship Award. To be eligible to win the Today’s Nurse $1,000 scholarship - all applicants must be members of Today’s Nurse and either pursuing a nursing degree or a higher level of certification.

Deadline for all applicants is June 30, 2021

2020 Winner

Crystal Nevins, FNP-BC

Crystal is a board-certified family nurse practitioner whose experience runs the full gamut from home health care to pediatrics, long-term care and rehabilitation, and health care management.

Attributing her success to having a solid foundation with goals, dreams, and motivation, Crystal has been determined and focused to become a nurse practitioner since she was a little girl. She was inspired by her mother, who worked in the nursing field for 25+ years to pursue a career in nursing. She has observed the good, the bad and the ugly in patient care and this imbued her with a passion to join the field in order to be able to treat others with compassion and kindness. She pictures a patient as if they were her own family member and treats them with concern and care.

2019 Winner

Scholarship Winner: Nicole Tabbal, MSN, AGACNP-BC

Nicole Tabbal, MSN, AGACNP-BC, is an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner currently serving patients at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center located in Oregon. In 2008, she attended George Fox University and earned her nursing degree. From there, she attended Maryville University and earned her master’s degree in 2019. Currently, Nicole specializes in Adult Geriatric Acute Care and Cardiology. Her heart for medical missions including various trips to Kenya, she has been nominated for the Humanitarian Award at her hospital. In order to stay up to date in her field, she maintains a professional membership with the American Association for Critical Care Nurses, American Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau. Furthermore, her love of helping others, especially the underserved, being there for her patients and their families, continuing education, teach others, and making a difference are the main things she attributes her success to.

2018 Winner

Scholarship Winner: Debbie M. Barrett-Bryson, MSN/Ed, MHA,
BSN, RNC-FM, CCE, CCM

Debbie Barrett-Bryson, MSN/Ed, MHA, BSN, is a leading registered nurse currently serving as Professor of Nursing at the University of Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona. Throughout her thirty-two years in nursing, she has accrued extensive expertise in home health care, medical/surgical nursing, nursing management, obstetrical nursing and nursing education. After earning her Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in 1983 at Ohio University, Debbie completed her Associate’s Degree in Nursing in 1985 at Central Ohio Technical College, followed by her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing in 2002 at Franklin University and her Master’s Degree of Science in Nursing Nursing Education in 2009 at University of Phoenix and Master’s Degree in Health Administration. Debbie is Certified in Electronic Fetal Monitoring, Certified Case Manager, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, and Registered Nurse Certified in Inpatient Obstetrics. Additionally, in order to stay up to date on all medical advancements in her field, she maintains a professional membership with the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, the American Nurses Association, the Arizona Nurses Association, the Ohio Nurses Association, the National League for Nursing, and the National Education Committee.

2017 Winner

Scholarship Winner: Stacey Zinovoy, RN, BSN, RRT

Stacey Zinovoy, RN, BSN, RRT, is an established Registered Nurse and Registered Respiratory Therapist holding over four years of experience in the nursing arena with extensive expertise in telemetry care, pulmonary care, and wound care. She currently works at Vibra Specialty Hospital of Portland in Portland, Oregon, which she joined in 2013, providing acute care patients with ventilator weaning support, extensive wound care treatment, telemetry, and dialysis support. Stacey received her Respiratory Care degree in 1988 at Orange Coast College, her Nursing degree in 2012 at Ventura College, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree at Grand Canyon University in 2016. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Nursing Degree at Grand Canyon University, which she will be completing in 2018. Stacey is an active member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and is the recipient of the American Red Cross Student Volunteer Nurse Award in 2014 and is the American Heart Association Nursing Team Leader for Vibra Specialty Hospital for the upcoming 2017 Heart Walk.

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