Neonatal NP and PhD students earn scholarships

Graduate students Markwell and Wells earn academic scholarships from state nursing association

Photo: Markwell Rachel Wells (left photo) and Emily Markwell (far left in second photo) earned scholarships through the Alabama State Nurses Association (ASNA)’s Alabama Nursing Foundation.A University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing Neonatal Nurse Practitioner specialty track student and a PhD student earned scholarships through the Alabama State Nurses Association (ASNA)’s Alabama Nursing Foundation.

Emily Markwell, MSN, RN, and Rachel Wells, MSN, RN, CNL, were awarded two of 10 scholarships available to Alabama nursing students and nurses who returned to school to further their education. Recipients were honored on April 17, 2018 at Eastmont Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.

Markwell, a neonatal NP student, has a long-term goal to help establish a follow-up clinic for premature babies near Huntsville, Alabama to increase access to care. She also hopes to become involved in her local nurse practitioner association.

“I am honored to have had Emily Markwell as a student,” said Curry Bordelon III, DNP, MBA, NNP-BC, CPNP-AC, Assistant Professor at the UAB School of Nursing. “Her dedication to improving outcomes in our most vulnerable neonatal population is evident in her commitment to life-long learning.”

Wells, a UAB School of Nursing PhD student and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar, plans to continue her training after graduation to expand her knowledge of adaptive intervention design and methodology while developing adaptive palliative care intervention for advanced heart failure patients.

Her dissertation focus is utilization of palliative care services in rural heart failure patients.

“My goals include successfully defending my dissertation, developing the skills to become a successful independent early career researcher, and embarking on a program of research to develop and hone early palliative care interventions for individuals living with advanced heart failure in the Deep South," Wells said.

Markwell earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the UAB School of Nursing in 2018. She was recognized at the UAB Honors Convocation for being named Outstanding MSN Student Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.

Wells earned her MSN from the UAB School of Nursing as part of the School’s Accelerated Master’s in Nursing Pathway (AMNP) in 2010. Through the AMNP, she competed the School’s Clinical Nurse Leader specialty track, No. 7 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Earlier this year, she received the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses Robin J. Trupp Scholarship.

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