NLN Health Carousel Nurse Educator Scholarship Recipient Announced
The Health Carousel Foundation is proud to announce that Mary Anne Enns, MSN, RN, CNE is the inaugural recipient of the NLN Health Carousel Foundation Nurse Educator Scholarship Award. This is a competitive scholarship award funded by the Health Carousel Foundation and administered the by the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education.
The Health Carousel Foundation Nurse Educator Scholarship is a single $8,000 scholarship awarded to a nurse who received an initial nursing degree outside of the United States but are now registered in the U.S. and pursuing an advanced degree to further a career as a full-time nurse educator.
Mary Anne Enns, MSN, RN, CNE, received her initial nursing degree through a diploma nursing program in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1988. Almost 25 years later, she enrolled in a BSN completion program at Viterbo University. She discovered her love for teaching as a staff development coordinator and decided to pursue an MSN at Chamberlain College of Nursing in the Nurse Educator program. During her MSN, she moved to pursue full-time teaching at a public, post-secondary institution in Florida. After completing my MSN, she became a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) with NLN in 2016. In 2018, this position turned into a year-round position teaching practical nursing. She is now three-quarters of the way through a DNP program at Post University. The DNP project that she is currently analyzing data for is entitled, “A Multi-Domain Educational Session of Clinical Skills with Sterile Technique: The Impact on the Learning Self-Efficacy Scale (L-SES) Scores in First-Year Technical College Nursing Students”. This practice-based project intends to address the need to improve sterile technique skill performance. Her anticipated graduation date is December 2023.
"This is our first scholarship award in collaboration with the NLN Foundation and my first time in attendance at the NLN Education Summit," stated Andrew Lingo, Health Carousel Foundation Executive Director. "Interacting with so many exceptional nurse educators who are working hard to overcome the challenges in nursing education was beautiful. Our attendance also reaffirmed that the Foundation's strong focus on nurse educator development and training is still the best way to overcome the global nursing shortage of an estimated 13 million nurses globally by 2030."