Three Jefferson Health – New Jersey Department of Nursing employees have been named recipients of annual nursing scholarships at the Magnet®-designated health care organization. They were chosen by the Nursing Selection Committee based on their academic achievements and support of Jefferson Health’s mission, vision and values.

Each year, Jefferson Health – New Jersey offers various nursing scholarships: an Entry-Level Non-RN Scholarship, open to all clinical and non-clinical employees aspiring to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree; the Gartzman Fund RN to BSN Scholarship; and the Leadership Scholarship, open to current BSN- and MSN-level nurses aspiring to earn a Master’s (MSN) or Doctorate in Nursing (DNP) degrees.

Scholarship recipients include:

  • Entry-Level Non-RN Scholarship of $12,000Angela Frauenhoffer of Atco, patient care tech in the emergency department at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital, who is studying for a nursing degree through Camden County College and Rutgers University.
  • Gartzman Fund RN-to-BSN Scholarshipof $4,500Jamie Reid, RN, of Berlin, clinical nurse in the PACU at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital, who is obtaining a BSN through Camden County College and Rutgers University.
  • Leadership Scholarship of $8,000Michele Canonica, BSN, RN, of Williamstown, nurse manager on a medical-surgical unit at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital, who is obtaining an MSN through Drexel University.

These nursing scholarships are supported by the Gartzman family, Jefferson associates, and other generous donors. The Gartzman Fund Scholarship is named in the memory of then-Kennedy physician Alan Gartzman, who was tragically killed while driving home from visiting a long-term care patient.

“Jefferson is committed to promoting lifelong learning and professional development,” said Chief Nursing Officer Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC. “We are thrilled to offer scholarships to our associates and are very grateful for our donors’ generosity, which makes these scholarships possible.”

To contribute to the Nursing Scholarship Fund, call the Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey at 856-566-5309 or email [email protected]

Jefferson Health, home of Sidney Kimmel Medical College, is reimagining health care in the greater Philadelphia region and southern New Jersey. Jefferson’s dedicated team of doctors, nurses, health professionals, and staff provides a range of primary to highly specialized care through 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet®-designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence), more than 40 outpatient and urgent care locations, the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Magee Rehabilitation and the JeffConnect® telemedicine program. For 2019-2020, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is ranked among the nation’s best hospitals in eight specialities by U.S. News & World Report. Jefferson Health’s mission is to improve the lives of patients in the communities it is privileged to serve through safe, effective, equitable, compassionate care.