The Retired Nurses of Ocean Pines recently presented a check for $850 to Colleen Wareing, vice president of patient care services at Atlantic General Hospital, benefiting the James G. and Nancy W. Barrett Nursing Scholarship Program.

The Retired Nurses of Ocean Pines have contributed more than $10,000 to Atlantic General Hospital’s nursing scholarship program since 2008.

For the past 15 years, the Barrett Nursing Scholarship Program has enabled two to four non-nurses to work toward their nursing degrees each year, with full reimbursement of tuition and books. In 2016, Atlantic General expanded the program to offer three current nurses financial assistance to return to school to become bachelor prepared. This supports the organization’s efforts to have 80% of their registered nursing staff bachelor’s prepared by 2020.

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