Simpson University Nursing Alum Earns Prestigious Scholarship

For Immediate Release


Michelle MorrisREDDING, Calif. - Simpson University alumna and Redding resident Michelle Morris is the recipient of a prestigious scholarship to the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis.

Morris, 42, who earned her bachelor of science in nursing in 2011 through Simpson’s School of Adult Studies (ASPIRE program), was inducted last month into the school and honored during the ceremony.

The induction ceremony was standing-room-only and featured a keynote address from Dr. Susan Hassmiler, one of the top nurses in the country, said Perry Gee, director of Simpson’s RN-BSN continuation program. Hassmiler is the nursing leader at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Morris received the Pat and Charles Fullerton Pain Management Nursing Scholarship, a competitive scholarship awarded to students who prepare an exceptional essay and demonstrate excellent interview skills related to their plans to study pain management, Gee said.

“Michelle was a very dedicated and participatory student, a great writer and always supportive of her classmates,” Gee said. “We are so proud to have her represent the nursing graduates of Simpson University.”

Morris, who also earned a Certificate in Healthcare Management from Simpson in the spring, attends classes at the Sacramento campus and also works in Redding as an acute dialysis RN.

“Earning my bachelor’s degree from the Simpson ASPIRE program has truly benefited my life in unimaginable ways,” she said. “I am now working in the career of my dreams, I’m attending graduate school at UC Davis, and I have made lifelong personal and professional relationships with my colleague classmates from Simpson. I’m excited to see what happens next.”

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