Glenda S. Tauzin Memorial Endowed Scholarship Created to Benefit Nicholls Nursing Students

THIBODAUX, La. — The coworkers from East Jefferson General Hospital, friends and family will contribute an initial gift of at least $11,400 to create the Glenda S. Tauzin Memorial Endowed Scholarship to benefit the Nicholls State University College of Nursing.

Recipients will be full-time students in sophomore, junior or senior standing with at least a 3.0 GPA whose major is within the College of Nursing. The scholarship will be awarded to students selected by the Nicholls State University scholarship committee. The application process will include a biography and an essay responding to the prompt, “What draws you to nursing?”

One scholarship will be awarded per academic year with an award amount of $500 with $250 allocated between the fall and spring semesters. This award may be increased as the endowment grows. The Nicholls Office of Financial Aid and the College of Nursing will advertise the scholarship to seek applicants.

Glenda Tauzin, a native and resident of Larose, was a nursing graduate of Nicholls State University, a RN at East Jefferson General Hospital and a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend. To honor her memory and the outstanding, selfless nurse she was, her coworkers at East Jefferson Hospital raised funds to create a nursing scholarship in her name.

Her resilience, compassion and dedication to her patients was admirable. Because of this, her coworkers felt her career as a RN should be commemorated in hopes that scholarship recipients will follow in her footsteps.

“We are so grateful to my mother’s work family and Nicholls,” said Lilah Landry, daughter of Tauzin and instructor of biological sciences at Nicholls State University. “We wish everyone could have been here for this moment. A special thanks to all of our family for continued love and support.”

The Nicholls College of Nursing prepares students to contribute to a global society and a diverse workforce as productive, responsible and engaged citizens and as well-educated nurses to meet the healthcare needs of the Bayou region and beyond. This is accomplished by continuous improvement in teaching, research and service in a student-centered, culturally-rich and spirited-learning environment that fosters faculty, staff and student engagement.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree prepares students for registered nurse licensure and ultimately to communicate and practice safe, patient-centered, evidence-based care across the lifespan, within a dynamic and complex healthcare system. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Nicholls State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The College extends its mission beyond instruction by offering continuing nursing education activities for entry-level and advanced practice nurses. The College is dedicated to continuous quality improvement through systematic assessment and evaluation of program outcomes, processes and current and former students.

Nicholls’ Betsy Cheramie Ayo Hall houses eight nursing laboratories. These labs, in total, house 48 hospital beds with associated bedside tables, over-bed tables, privacy curtains, wall mounts for oxygen, air, suction, otoscopes and all the amenities for fundamentals, medical-surgical, ob/peds and mental health nursing, to mimic the hospital setting.

For more information on Nicholls College of Nursing, please visit https://www.nicholls.edu/nursing/. To apply for scholarships at Nicholls, please visit https://www.nicholls.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

MEDIA CONTACT: Jerad David, Director of Communications, 985.448.4303 or jerad.david@nicholls.edu

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