Uniform Advantage recently formed an agreement with Miami Dade College to give a scholarship from the Uniform Advantage Nursing Scholarship Fund to one lucky nursing student each semester. Per the scholarship, we will be giving away $500 to be used towards tuition, books and fees and a $100 Uniform Advantage gift card, which can be used towards nursing scrubs and accessories. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have a minimum GPA of 3.5, and must be accepted into one of Miami Dade College’s nursing programs.
The first recipient of the scholarship from the Uniform Advantage Nursing Scholarship Fund1 is Kevin Jacobson. Kevin is attending Miami Dade College to receive his Associate of Science Degree in Transitional Nursing. When asked what made him want to go into nursing in the first place, Kevin told me that he had always known he would be working in the medical field but that his feelings were confirmed by his time spent in the Navy. As a hospital corpsman with the Navy, Kevin worked closely with nurses on duty around the world, and he realized that this level of patient care was better suited for his personality than any other type of medical profession.
After attending boot camp and corps school, Kevin spent another year at the medical ward before he was sent to the Navy Clinic for sick call. He was at the clinic when he got the news that a tsunami had ripped through Indonesia and that his services were needed overseas. Working on what Kevin calls the “Floating Hospital”, the Mercy Ship, he gave medical attention to the people from Indonesia, as well as those from the Philippines and Bangladesh, affected by the tsunami. He recalls that when his group first arrived in Indonesia, the victims of the tsunami were not very fond of Americans, but by the time the American soldiers and doctors were ready to leave, they saw a different side of Americans and were very appreciative.
Following five years in active duty, Kevin is now in the Reserves out of Hialeah, Florida, where he is putting his medical knowledge and experience to good use and attending Nursing School at Miami Dade College. Thank you, Kevin, for all of your hard work locally and internationally, and congratulations on winning the scholarship!
1 Miami Dade College awards the scholarship from the Uniform Advantage Nursing Scholarship Fund to one nursing student each semester. For more information, visit the Financial Aid Department.
I can almost re-word this title as April “MASSIVE STORMS” bring May flowers…especially after the devastating weather that hit several parts of our country. Of course, our hearts and thoughts go out to everyone affected by these storms. On a lighter note, we hope this classic old phrase holds true with the weather system now that it’s May—bringing with it bright, voluminous and colorful flowers. One thing we do know is that these beautiful flowers will be blooming all over our scrub tops and scrub jackets!
UA Petal Perfect White Bow Front Scrub Top ~ UA784PPW
Healing Hands Rose Garden Yellow/Pewter Scrub Top ~ HE201RGY
UA Best Buy tango Rose Dark Lilac Warm-Up Jacket ~ PC81TRD
At 11 am this morning in England (3 am PST/6 am EST if you happen to be up that early), Prince William and Kate arrived at Westminster Abbey for their nuptials. So while most of us were still sleeping, crowds across the Atlantic were cheering for the newlyweds outside of Westminster Abbey. While we couldn’t be in England for the ringing in the wedding bells, we thought it only appropriate we celebrate with some “ringing” of our own…wearing scrubs with lots of rings, of course!
We recently got in our new Summer scrubs, and “rings” are all the buzz:
UA Cross Stitch Dark Lilac Scrub Top ~ UA46CSD
UA Circle Game Coffee Mock Wrap Scrub Top ~ WT66CGC
UA Sea Grape Repeat Affair White Scrub Top ~ PC69RW
Congrats, Will & Kate!