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Megan Andersen Receives IHERF Scholarship

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Megan Andersen Receives IHERF Scholarship

Megan Andersen, RN, Myrtue Medical Center’s OB and Inpatient Nurse is studying for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Nebraska Methodist College and has been awarded a $3000 scholarship from the Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF), which is supported by the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA). Megan has been with Myrtue Medical Center for five years, and she is currently a nurse on the OB and Inpatient floors. Scholarships of up to $7,000 ($3,000 per year for a maximum of two years) each have supported higher education for more than 700 Iowa college students.

IHA established the IHERF Health Care Careers Scholarship Program in 2004 to help address the shortage of health care professionals and encourage young Iowans to establish or continue their careers with Iowa hospitals.

In exchange for this financial support, students agree to work one year in an Iowa hospital for each year they receive an award. In this way, the scholarship program helps stabilize and enhance Iowa’s hospital workforce.

IHERF is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Iowa Hospital Association. IHERF is a charitable nonprofit and exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.