Clayton State nursing student Laura Hinshaw (Morrow) recently received the “2010 Morrow Women’s Civic Club Scholarship” after being asked to do an article that showcased the benefits of Clayton State’s Nursing program for the Clayton State Continuing Education class schedule.
Hinshaw chose to highlight the dynamic relationship with her daughter Anna, also a Clayton State nursing student, a relationship that has motivated her to continue her education after graduating from Clayton Junior College with an associate’s degree in nursing back in 1983. That very relationship has lead the mother and daughter team to want to carry their love for the health of others abroad.
At the urging of the Women’s Civic Club president Connie Johnson, Hinshaw was put in contact with Ginny Harrell, who handles the scholarship for the organization. Hinshaw was asked to write a two-page entry of why she is continuing her education. Upon the organization’s consideration of the entry, Hinshaw was awarded the Andrea Lane Scholarship of $1000.
The Andrea Lane Scholarship is awarded to women who are trying to return to school to continue their scholastic goals. Hinshaw was able to allocate the scholarship to paying her tuition and allowing for her study abroad trip to Guatemala.
Clayton State’s “Medicine in the Jungle” study abroad program to Guatemala allows for students to travel throughout the country providing health care and nursing aide to local Mayan Indians. Laura Hinshaw was able to suggest that Anna Hinshaw apply for the study abroad scholarship offered by Clayton State for those students who otherwise would be unable to study abroad. Anna Hinshaw received a $500 study abroad scholarship, which secured her spot next to her mother on the ground-breaking trip.
Both mother and daughter used the Guatemala trip to provide nursing knowledge that they wouldn’t ordinarily experience in local hospitals. The knowledge gained from the trip will undoubtedly further their understanding of nursing in its purest form without the technological advances of the western medical environment. More importantly, this was a great experience to engage in before they both graduate from Clayton State’s College of Health in the fall of 2011.