Neece Awarded Scholarship

June 1, 2018 

Jennifer Neese, a registered nurse care coordinator at PioneerCare Center, will receive a $5,000 award to complete the bachelor’s degree in nursing program at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth.

Jennifer is one of four employees chosen as recipients for the spring application round of its PioneerCare Center Employee Scholarship Program. The opportunity helps empower current care center employees to grow within their positions or to pursue a new direction within the organization.

“Continuing my education to obtain my bachelor’s degree has always been a personal goal of mine,” Jennifer said. “With the shortage of nurses and ongoing need for professional nursing care with advanced medicine and new conditions related to cultural diversity, drug diversion, and medical procedures, it is imperative for nurses to continue to stay educated to meet ongoing needs and changes.”

Jennifer’s goal aligns with the primary goal of PioneerCare’s scholarship program to inspire and support those who wish to enter and sustain a meaningful career in long term care.

PioneerCare opens three selection rounds a year for its employees to apply for this scholarship program. An applicant needs to have completed at least six continuous months as a PioneerCare Center employee in good standing and have worked an average of at least ten hours a week. Seasonal employees such as students may qualify for scholarship funds if they work an average of at least ten hours per week between October 1 and September 30 prior to the application period.

The scholarships support courses or programs that lead to advancement within the employee’s current position or to a new position within PioneerCare. More details are available by calling PioneerCare at 218-998-1500.

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