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Collin College Nursing Students Awarded Scholarships

July 14, 2009 – A trio of Collin College nursing students received scholarships from the Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc.

From left to right: Ying Cui, Julie Rosentel, and Linda Franklin

Ying Cui, of Plano, and Julie Rosentel, of Allen, were each awarded the Promise of Nursing for Dallas/Fort Worth Scholarship. The scholarships total $1,500 each.

Linda Franklin, of Celina, was awarded the McKesson Scholarship from the Foundation for $1,000.

All three students are due to graduate in May 2010 from the Collin College nursing program.

“Collin College has a large number of very talented students,” Dr. Nell Ard, director of the Collin College nursing program, said. “These three provide a shining example of the caliber of students at Collin College and demonstrates a combination of academic achievement as well as service to the community and active participation in student organizations.”

Since 1974, the Foundation has awarded over $2 million in scholarships to undergraduate nursing students.

Founded in 1952, NSNA is a nonprofit organization for students enrolled in associate, baccalaureate, diploma, and generic graduate nursing programs. It is dedicated to fostering the professional development of nursing students.

The organization has over 50,000 members in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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