Community Benefit at the Nurse Scholars Academy
Youth Career Day
Launched in 2013, Youth Career Day exposes youth interested in pursuing a career in health care to diverse opportunities in the industry through realistic, interactive scenarios and simulations. Held at Kaiser Permanente’s Sidney Garfield Innovation Center, the event provides a detailed look at a wide range of health care settings, providing an experience that goes well beyond a typical job shadow experience.
Over May 2-3, 2017, 300 students, along with faculty and chaperones, were introduced to a variety of activities and simulated health scenarios, led by 150 Kaiser volunteers. To see photos of the 2017 event, visit the gallery linked below:
In addition, the event received media coverage:
- Kaiser Permanente Northern California’s LookInside:
- Cover article in the San Leandro-Hayward area Daily Review May 15, 2017:
- NBC Bay Area news:
East Bay High School Students Get Hands-On Experience with Healthcare Jobs
Raquel Dillon, NBC Bay Area, May 4 2017
The Deloras Jones Scholarship
The Deloras Jones Scholarship recognizes outstanding academic achievement and promotes diversity among ADN, BSN, master’s, and doctoral students. The scholarship was established in 2000 following the retirement of Deloras Jones, who spent her more than 35 year career at Kaiser Permanente, starting as a student at the Kaiser Foundation School of Nursing in the 1960s and retiring as Senior Nurse Executive for Northern and Southern California. The fund acknowledges the commitment and contributions Jones made to nursing education and excellence in nursing practice. 146 awards were distributed in the Northern California region in 2016. Since the scholarship’s inception, approximately $5 million has been given to more than 2,000 nursing students statewide.
The 2016 scholarship awardees and their families were honored at a reception in December. The event was a reminder of Kaiser’s commitment and connection to the community and the future of nursing. To see photos of Deloras Jones with the 2016 awardees, their classmates and family members, visit the gallery linked below:
Look insideKP Northern California featured Deloras Jones and scholarship winners in an article for KP employees, friends and family, and the public:
Get in Touch
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