Door County Medical Center (DCMC) is proud to announce that Jamie Kasten has been named the 2021 Jody Boes Scholarship recipient! The Jody Boes Scholarship was set up with the goal of providing nurses pursuing advanced degrees at either the Masters or Doctorate level with $2,500 a year in financial support.
Jamie was selected for the scholarship based on her essay and letters of recommendation which reflected her personal core values of presence, honesty, and education. Jamie’s passion for nursing is evidenced in her work ethic and achievements over the last year (Medical-Surgical Board Certification [RN-BC], Membership in Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Leaders [WONL], and participation in DCMC’s Diabetes Committee) which truly demonstrate her commitment to quality care.
Jamie’s goal is to achieve a BSN-MSN with the overall vision to educate nurses and aligns well with the intent of the Jody Boes Scholarship.
“Receiving this scholarship is less about monetary gain, and more so a totem of success and vision for lifelong learning. The inspiration to apply for this scholarship came from Melody Hargis, despite my own hesitation and doubt. My plans are to follow the path of nursing instructor and friend, Marcia Osborne, by becoming a nurse practitioner, and one day, an educator myself. My patients inspire me. My colleagues inspire me. My teachers inspire me. And my leaders inspire me. What I found I love most about nursing is the surprising way each person you encounter has something to teach you, if you are willing to receive it,” says Jamie.
In her application essay, one statement stood out, that at the core of each patient’s fight “stands the nurse at the bedside, providing a calming presence against a cruel and unforgiving world.”
Jody states, “We are so proud of Jamie and her accomplishments. We are excited to have her as a nursing colleague.”
About the Jody Boes Scholarship
In 2014, after spending ten days in Door County Medical Center’s intensive care unit, Pam Welter decided she wanted to give back to the nursing staff at DCMC. “The level of care was so high—there never was a bad day of care” Pam recalls, “everyone they sent in was top notch, and the nurses were amazing.” In 2017 Pam and her husband Bill set up the Jody Boes Scholarship in honor of Door County Medical Center’s former Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Administration, Jody Boes.
Jody’s vision for nursing is to make a difference in the lives of our community through advancing the education of our Registered Nurses, “We, as nurses are the eyes, ears, and hands that provide continuous assessment, nursing diagnosis, plan of care, implementation and ongoing evaluation to improve the health and well-being of our patients.”