Continuing nursing education scholarship


DARKE COUNTY — Registered nurses employed in Darke County may apply for a financial award to support continuing nursing education. Applicants must be employed in healthcare in Darke County for the last five years. The award may be used for the following purposes:

  • Fees to complete a B.S.N., M.S., M.S.N., N.P, PhD. or related nursing degree
  • Fees for certification preparation and exam
  • Fees for national or state nursing convention

The Joyce Bruns Continuing Nursing Scholarship is administered by the Darke County Foundation. Applications are available at The deadline is June 1, 2021.

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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