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March of Dimes recognizes outstanding nurses

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Campbellsville nurse one of four to receive scholarships

 

Four exceptional nurses, including one from Campbellsville, have been awarded nursing scholarships by the March of Dimes for graduate and doctoral studies in the field of maternal-child nursing.

"These promising candidates are poised to make great strides in their fields, and the March of Dimes is proud to help them continue their education," says Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes. "We hope these scholarships will help them achieve their goals of improving the health of mothers and babies in their communities."

Samantha Port, MSN, MBA, RNC-OB, C-EFM, of Campbellsville, is one of the four nurses honored with scholarships.

Port is pursuing a doctorate of nursing practice at Western Kentucky University. Her research focuses on the rates of cesarean deliveries in her home state of Kentucky, and how the rates both statewide and nationally have risen drastically.

Port will examine possible nursing interventions to decrease these rates of cesarean deliveries in order to help more women have full term pregnancies and healthy babies.