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AASU nursing student awarded scholarship

POSTED: May 31, 2007 5:02 a.m.

Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU) junior Rebecca Page has been awarded the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Scholarship by the Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association.

The $1,500 national scholarship is awarded to junior and senior nursing students who demonstrate academic excellence and intend to pursue a career in critical care.

Page, a resident of Guyton, will graduate from AASU in May 2008. After graduation she plans on working in the Coronary Care Unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah and later pursue a master’s degree in nursing.

Page volunteers at the Hospice House of Savannah helping children deal with bereavement. She is the vice president of her class and president of the Armstrong Association of Nursing Students.

Page’s other honors include membership in the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society. She has been named to the President’s List and Dean’s List.

The Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association (FNSNA) was created in 1969 to honor Frances Tompkins, the association’s first executive director. Organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, the foundation annually awards scholarships to qualified nursing students.

Armstrong Atlantic State University, part of the University System of Georgia, was founded in 1935. The university offers more than 75 undergraduate and graduate academic programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education, the College of Health Professions, and the School of Computing. Armstrong Atlantic serves more than 6,700 students. While 43 percent are from the Savannah-Chatham County area, the diverse student population comes from nearly all 50 states, the District of Columbia and more than 70 countries.

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