Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Cherokee A Nurse I Am Scholarship!

Scholarship recipients each receive $2,000 toward defraying the cost of their nursing education.

The winners of the 2014 scholarship are Derrick Jepsen (Mesa Community College Mesa, Ariz.), Kate Hanselman (Oregon Health and Science University Portland, Ore.), Viola Mannlein (St. Peter's University Jersey City, N.J.), Sarah Mitchell (Fairfield University School of Nursing Fairfield, Conn.), April Narvaez (University of Houston Victoria Sugar Land, Tex .), Valeena Legaspi (University of Massachusetts, Amherst School of Nursing Amherst, Mass.), Megan Cahill (Portland Community College Portland, Ore.), Barbara Zalokar (Mount Carmel College of Nursing Columbus, Ohio), Nicholas Pratt (Rhodes State College Lima, Ohio), and Angelica Adams (Mid Michigan Community College Mt. Pleasant, Mich.).

Selection was based on an essay written in response to the inspirational nurses' film, "A Nurse I Am". Entrants were asked to address the following question in their essays:

Each of the nurses in the film A Nurse I Am was united in their complete care for the patients they served and went above and beyond the call of duty. As a nurse, you may be tempted to take shortcuts in patient care to meet demands and complete your workload sometimes at the expense of patient-centered care. In light of the increased demands and workload that you may face as a nurse, how will you overcome the temptation to become goal-focused instead of patient-focused? What steps can you take as a student to help prevent this mentality and to view each patient as an individual worthy of your best work as a nurse?

Since 2007, Cherokee has provided 80 scholarships to student nurses, totaling $160,000. For more on Cherokee Uniforms, visit, Cherokee Uniforms on Facebook and on Pinterest.

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