Parkland Health Center is pleased to announce that Angela Weiss, RN has received the Edward J. Stiften Nursing Scholarship which has been awarded by BJC HealthCare. The scholarship awards $5,000 towards tuition, books and fees for employees pursuing nursing degrees at any level.
Weiss is a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at Parkland Health Center and has been on the nursing staff of Parkland Health Center for xx years. She will graduate in May with her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Saint Louis University, and in the fall she will utilize the Stiften Scholarship to begin a nurse practitioner master’s degree program at Saint Louis University. Weiss stated, “I am really happy to have received this. I believe there are many people who apply every year and it is just one more blessing from God!”
The Edward J. Stiften Scholarship represents one of the many ways BJC HealthCare rewards excellence among its employees while supporting the organization’s commitment to deliver high quality patient care. The nursing scholarship program was established in 2004 in honor of Edward J. Stiften, former BJC vice president and chief financial officer. Applicants must be employed by BJC HealthCare for at least two years, must have completed an admission application to an approved program of study at an accredited educational institution, and must be able to complete the program of study in four years or less. In addition, they must have a high performance appraisal rating. Scholarships are awarded biannually.
Parkland Health Center is part of BJC HealthCare which also includes St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the teaching hospitals for Washington University School of Medicine.