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Nursing students benefit from education fund

This past year, 23 PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America) employees received funds to pursue their educational dreams and grow in their field of study.

Kayla Schmidt presents Ashley Lee with a letter announcing she is a recipient of the PMMA Employee Scholarship.

Two are Ashley Lee and Madison Tomlinson, members of the nursing staff at Parsons Presbyterian Manor. Both women are studying nursing at Labette County Community College.

Madison said the difference in workload between her general education classes and the nursing program has been a bit of an adjustment, but otherwise her first semester is going well. Students meet in person for now, and they have started their clinical rounds a bit early in case classes have to go online because of the coronavirus.

The LCCC nursing program is bi-level, so Madison is studying to be a licensed practical nurse the first year, and in the second year she will prepare for licensure as a registered nurse. After that, she plans to pursue her bachelor of science in nursing.

“As I get further along in my education, I’m figuring out that this is definitely something that I want to do,” said Madison, who currently works as a certified medication assistant.

In order to attract and retain the very best talent in the senior living industry, private donors have established an endowment to assist employees seeking to gain certification, licensure or a degree from an accredited educational program.

Learn about how you can contribute to PMMA's employee scholarship program.

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