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Tonya Heim Nursing Scholarship

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Jill Colvin is the 2020 Tonya Heim Scholarship RecipientJill Colvin, BSN, RNC-OB is this year’s recipient of the $1,500 Tonya Heim Nursing Scholarship. Tonya Heim was the Vice President of Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Memorial Hospital until her retirement in December 2019. Colvin works as a nurse clinician in the Women and Infant Services department at Memorial Hospital and plans to obtain an MSN degree.

Colvin has been a leader in the Women and Infant Services department for the past 10 years as a night charge nurse. She is also a Neonatal Resuscitation Program® instructor and works part-time attending to patients at the bedside. Colvin was also recently elected as the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses state secretary/treasurer.

The first priority of the Tonya Heim Nursing Scholarship is to provide assistance to registered nurse employees of Memorial Hospital who are enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited advancement program toward a BSN degree; second priority is to provide assistance for advancement to an MSN degree; third priority is for a DNP or Ph.D. nursing degree; and final priority is for assistance for those pursuing advance practice degrees, including but not limited to, NP or CRNA.