Continuing nursing education financial award available


DARKE COUNTY – Registered nurses employed in Darke County may apply for a financial award for continuing nursing education.

Applicants must be employed in health care in Darke County for the last five years. The Joyce Bruns Continuing Nursing Financial Award may be used for the following purposes:

  • Completion of a B.S.N., M.S., M.S.N., N.P, PhD. or related nursing degree
  • Certification preparation and exam
  • National or state nursing convention

The award is sponsored by the Darke County Nursing Education Council and administered by the Darke County Foundation. Applications are available at The deadline is March 31.

Joyce Bruns, RN, BSN, was a dedicated nurse in Darke County who died in April 1998. Bruns was an active proponent of Hospice and board member for 13 years. She worked as a nurse at Wayne Hospital for 18 years before serving as director of nursing at the Versailles Healthcare Center.

For questions, contact the Darke County Foundation at [email protected] or call 937-548-4673.

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