Anne Njoku Receives National Award

Each year the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholarship program awards scholarships to students pursuing health profession training. This past year, there was more than 1,800 applications from across the country, and of those, only 10% receive the award. We are so excited to announce that SSON DNP student Anne Njoku is one of the 2021 recipients.

“I feel honored to be a scholar in this program and represent Mizzou’s Sinclair School of Nursing. Following in the footsteps of my amazing SSON professors, I hope to provide thorough, compassionate care and education to my future patients and nursing students.”

Anne first earned her Associate Degree in Natural Sciences and Mathematics in 2016. Following this, she earned her BSN at Truman State University, Kirksville, MO. in 2018, with minors in psychology and biology and graduated summa cum laude.

As a student nurse, she worked as a peer assistant in the simulation lab and then as a pediatric nurse extern before beginning work in the Pediatric ICU at Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Columbia, MO. Anne is a Certified Pediatric Nurse and currently pursuing the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) with a minor in nursing education. She has presented her work both as a student and for nurse residency, served as a community event coordinator, and a volunteer in several community organizations over the past five to ten years.

In the few short years since graduating with her BSN Degree, Anne has blossomed in the nursing profession. She has demonstrated enthusiasm and dedication with plans to complete her terminal degree by 2023.