I truly appreciate AMN and ACNL for this scholarship," said Osborne-McKenzie.
ACNL is a powerful voice for nurse leaders throughout California and serves as a statewide and national example of affecting positive change for nursing and health care by developing nurse leaders, advancing the professional practice of nursing and improving the health of California's communities.
Since much of the gift comes from individual ACNL members' donations, the contribution demonstrates a unique commitment on the part of nurse leaders to support students heading into nursing careers.
A single problem could put someone on the edge of not being able to finish school," says ACNL board member Kristine Yahn, who helped to establish Flo's Cookie Jar.
At about the same time, Judy Papenhausen, PhD, RN, Director of California State University San Marcos School of Nursing and ACNL board member found out one of her nursing students might have to quit the program in his first semester.