Two nurses from Pana will be receiving help for furthering their education thanks to the Illinois Health Care Association. Kelly Adams and Mindi Lane have been named winners of the Maitland/Warner Long Term Care Nurse Scholarship and will receive $1,000 per semester for their education.
Adams and Lane both work as CNAs at Shelbyville Manor. Adams plans to become an RN while Lane is working towards her LPN. Both are attending Lake Land College in Mattoon.
Kristin DiCenso is the Development Director at the Illinois Health Care Association. She says becoming a long-term care nurse is different than working elsewhere in the medical field.
DiCenso says there were 14 scholarship winners this year, and there were many people that applied for the scholarship. She says long-term care nursing is an excellent field to get into for those people looking at getting in to nursing.