NorthCrest Awards APSU Nursing Scholarships

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (September 8, 2009) – NorthCrest Medical Center recently awarded academic scholarships to four Austin Peay State University Nursing Students. These students were awarded $5,000 annual tuition with a year work commitment to NorthCrest Medical Center upon graduation. Eleven students applied for the available scholarships and from those the following individuals were selected: Cynthia Elrod – Clarksville, TN; Heather Forkum – Ridgetop, TN; Laura Miracle – Clarksville, TN; and Kayla Mikel – Cleveland, TN.

“NorthCrest Medical Center strongly supports the recruitment of individuals into the healthcare field and strives to provide opportunities for employees as well as local residents to further their education,” states Amber King, NorthCrest’s Director of Human Resources.

Congratulations to the following individuals for successfully completing their nursing program, which was supported by NorthCrest Medical Center Scholarships: Master’s Degree in Nursing – Elizabeth Clinard; Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing – Tammy Covington, Brittany May, Jason Kondik, Marilyn Rawlinson, and Donald Whitley. For information regarding scholarship opportunities, please contact the APSU-Department of Nursing.

NorthCrest Medical Center, a not-for-profit community hospital, has been providing compassionate, quality healthcare since 1956. With a mission of enhancing community and patient wellness, NorthCrest provides inpatient, outpatient, and emergency medical services to Northern Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. For more information about the services offered by NorthCrest Medical Center, call the NorthCrest HealthLine at 615/384-1600 or visit our website at


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Pictured (left to right): Cynthia Elrod, Heather Forkum, Laura Miracle, and Kayla Mikel.