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Welcome to the Sylvia Bond Nursing Society. We are a group of Registered nurses, physicians, and community members who strive to improve healthcare and the profession of nursing through education, mentoring and recruitment into nursing profession. We provide annual leadership seminars, quarterly clinical education offerings and assist with research, and professional development. Through improving nursing leadership, entry into nursing careers, and advancement in the nursing profession, our goal is to directly improve the quality of care for patients in central Georgia.

SBNS Nursing Scholarship Announcement

As healthcare's frontline professionals, nurses practice in virtually all healthcare settings and communities across our country. They offer skilled care as we recuperate, advocate for our rights when we need care, educate us to assist in our decision-making, stand by us at critical moments, help us understand the system when it baffles us, and reassure us when we feel doubt or fear. Nursing is a rewarding profession that offers diverse career paths for men and women. As a result, Americans hold nurses in high regard - and say so consistently in national polls.

The Sylvia Bond Nursing Society (SBNS) originated in 2000 to encourage people to choose nursing as a career by education, role modeling, recognizing and celebrating the nursing profession. SBNS is committed to developing highly skilled and specialized nurse leaders to excel in the profession, to educate, and to mentor others. Over the years, the focus of SBNS has broadened to encompass the scope of the nursing profession, including a vigorous response to the national and local nursing shortage at all levels of nursing.

We are pleased to announce that annual scholarships will be announced each May during Nurse Week. Scholarships will be awarded to current nursing students who are pursuing AD, BSN or MSN degrees with at least a 3.2 GPA. The scholarships will be provided to students who are current Central Georgia Health System employees, who have been accepted into an RN program, to an RN who is working on transition from AD to BSN or to an RN who has been accepted into an MSN program.

In order to be considered for a scholarship, applicants must submit a completed application,

two recommendation letters, one from faculty and one from a supervisor and a sealed official transcript. Applications may be obtained from the SBNS website Scholarships page or by contacting Michelle Hobbs at 633-1208, or Ruth Lockaby at 633-7920,

Applications for the SBNS Scholarships must be postmarked by April 1st. They should be sent to:

Sylvia Bond Nursing Society

MSC 105

ATTN:  Scholarship Committee

Medical Center of Central Georgia

777 Hemlock St.

Macon, GA 31201