This week’s Pellissippi State Scholarship of the Week is the KAMA Nursing Scholarship. The scholarship is available to second year, full-time nursing students who have a 2.5 GPA or higher and verifiable financial need. Since the scholarship’s inception in 2010, 15 students have been awarded a total of $8,500. (Pictured above from left to right are Judy Akers from KAMA; Heidi Chisholm, this year’s Pellissippi State scholarship recipient; and Kirstin Kropilak from KAMA.
The mission of the Pellissippi State Nursing Program is to produce graduates with the necessary skills and competencies to assist individuals and families in achieving optimal levels of functioning and independence. The curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to practice safe nursing and function as productive team members as a provider of patient care, as a manager of care, and as a member within the discipline of nursing upon successful completion of the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses.The Nursing Program is committed to providing an education that values excellence in ethical patient care and professional growth and integrity. This past year, 94% of our nursing graduates passed the NCLEX-RN on the first attempt versus the national average of 87%.
KAMA (Knoxville Academy of Medicine Alliance) is a non-profit organization established in partnership with the Knoxville Academy of Medicine to
promote local health initiatives and to provide support to physician families.
KAMA provides a forum for support of the physician family from the training years through retirement and strives to further the work of Knoxville area physicians to improve the health of our community through philanthropic and educational endeavors. The Philanthropic Fund is what provides
monies to be used exclusively for charitable, scientific, safety and literacy or educational purposes. KAMA has three annual fundraisers. This money
is distributed as grants to local health-related organizations and as scholarships to medical and nursing schools. From micro-volunteer to leadership, KAMA provides opportunities for volunteers to be involved in community health outreach through both KAMA-sponsored programs and projects that partner with local health-care organizations. Discover more about KAMA at https://kamalliance.org.