Berlin, Md. -- The Retired Nurses of Ocean Pines recently presented a check for $850 to Colleen Wareing, vice president of patient care services at Atlantic General Hospital, benefiting the James G. and Nancy W. Barrett Nursing Scholarship Program. The Retired Nurses of Ocean Pines have generously contributed more than $10,000 to Atlantic General Hospital’s nursing scholarship program since 2008.

For the last 15 years, the Barrett Nursing Scholarship Program has enabled two to four non-nurses to work toward their nursing degrees each year, with full reimbursement of tuition and books. In 2016, Atlantic General expanded the program to offer three current nurses financial assistance to return to school to become bachelor prepared. This supports the organization’s efforts to have 80 percent of their registered nursing staff bachelor’s prepared by 2020.

“At Atlantic General Hospital, we recognize the value of education support to allow our nurses to continually advance their skills in both leadership and the care of our patients. Through the support of our community’s generous donations, we are able to provide tuition and books to outstanding students desiring to become nurses. This program assures an ongoing wealth of grateful and highly qualified nurses for the future at AGH,” said Colleen Wareing, vice president of patient care services at Atlantic General Hospital.

For more information about the scholarship program and upcoming application dates, visit www.agh.care/nursing.

Photo caption: From left to right –Joyce Brittan, treasurer; Mary Mullins, RN, scholarship recipient; Elaine Gilgenast, vice president; Jean Beatty, secretary; Colleen Wareing, Atlantic General Hospital vice president of patient care services.

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