VHS scholarship recipients featured

Virginia Health Services had two employees receive scholarships through the VHCA/VCAL Commonwealth Long-Term Care Foundation in 2021. They are being featured on the Virginia Health Care Association | Virginia Center for Assisted Living website.

Princess Henderson is enrolled for her BSN.

“I want to give back and share the knowledge I have learned though my 13 years with VHS. As I transition into my new role as the Education and Training Coordinator an added scholarship to help pay for schooling could not have come at a better time,” Henderson told VHCA/VCAL.

Henderson was the Assistant Director of Nursing at Coliseum Nursing and Rehabilitation Center before moving into her new role with Virginia Health Services.

Carole Johnson is a LPN at Walter Reed Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and is pursing her RN degree. She is using the scholarship funds for course materials and other necessities. She has been with VHS since 2005.

The VHCA-VCAL’s Commonwealth Long Term Care Foundation awarded 26 Regirer Nursing Scholarships in 2021.

More about the recipients can be found at vhca.org/about/foundation/scholarship-recipients.

The scholarships are named for Walter and Maria Teresa Regirer, members and leaders of VHCA-VCAL who led efforts to improve access to long-term care education for career professionals. The Regirer Nursing Scholarship Program is designed to promote and support quality of care and to enhance the educational level of nurses currently working in VHCA-VCAL member facilities.