Professional Education Fund

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Professional Education Fund2020-04-17T13:33:37-05:00
The Professional Education Fund’s mission is to support the advancement of nursing excellence at Liberty Hospital and in our community. By offering a range of scholarships for current and aspiring nurses, Liberty Hospital continues to recruit and retain the best nursing staff in the Northland.
Opportunities for current staff include the Employee BSN Scholarship and the Thomann Financial Services, Inc. Scholarship Fund, which supports advanced degrees such as MSN. The fund also houses the High School Nursing Scholarship Program, which provides financial support to local graduating seniors who wish to pursue a career in nursing.
Your support of the Nursing Scholarship Program ensures that Liberty Hospital will be able to recruit and retain the best nursing staff in the Northland!

2020 Nursing Scholarships Announced

The Liberty Hospital Foundation annually awards one-time scholarships to elite, local high school seniors who wish to pursue a career in nursing. We are excited to announce our 2020 High School BSN Scholarship recipients from six different schools in the Liberty Hospital service area. These eight seniors are intelligent, driven, and caring and will be incredible nurses.


Excelsior Springs High School
Morgan Schindler

Kearney High School
Bailey Hixson

Liberty Public Schools
Carmen Caudillo (Liberty HS)
Maddie Pickens (Liberty North)
Jillian Shepard (Liberty North)

North Kansas City Schools
Indy Krohne (Staley)

Platte County R-3 School District
Ashley Bell
Brianne Douglas

There is nothing that I want to do more with my life than help those who are in need. Palliative care and geriatric nursing touches people at a critical time in their lives and I want to be there for them when they need it most.

Shelbie Kirkendoll, 2012 Nursing Scholarship recipient

Employee BSN Program

Each semester, the Liberty Hospital Foundation provides tuition support for current employees pursuing a BSN. Employee may apply for assistance through Jacklyn Gentry, Director of Clinical Education. The Foundation program matches 100% of the Hospital’s tuition assistance.

High School Nursing Scholarship Program

The Nursing Scholarship program continues to benefit both the hospital and the awardees. At our annual Nurses’ Week Luncheon, we are able to introduce high school seniors to our current staff and build lasting relationships. Currently, we have 8 nurses working at Liberty Hospital who were past recipients of a high school scholarship.

Thomann Financial Services, Inc. Scholarship

The Thomann Financial Services, Inc. Scholarship was established by Kari Jo Thomann Bear, CFP in memory of her father, John Thomann. She is passionate about creating opportunities for Liberty Hospital employees to excel and believes an investment in our current staff benefits the entire community. This scholarship supports advanced degrees such as MSN and MBA. The scholarship funds 100% match the Hospital tuition assistance program.

2018 High School BSN Scholarship Recipients

2018 Employee BSN & Thomann Financial Services Inc. Scholarship Recipients, with Jacklyn Gentry (Clinical Education) and Kari Jo Thomann Bear, CFP (Thomann Financial Services, Inc.)