Thursday, March 22, 2001
Nursing student wins national competition
Oakland University School of Nursing (SON) student Heidi Kook-Willis, sophomore, recently received a Fuld Fellowship. The national award is part of a leadership development program for outstanding nursing students.
Kook-Willis was one of 20 nursing students nationwide chosen to be a fellow. The application process required at least a 3.4 grade point average, a nomination by the dean of the School of Nursing, two letters of recommendation by nursing faculty, leadership activities, both in school and in the community, a personal statement on individual aspiration for a leadership role in nursing, five short essays pertaining to leadership in nursing and a phone interview with two fellowship committee members.
The fellowship provides seminars to strengthen individuals' understanding of broader health care systems and innovative roles for nursing. It also provides a foundation for understanding the effects of policy on health care delivery and nursing practice.
Kook-Willis will attend a weeklong seminar on leadership in New York City and a three-day seminar on health care policy in Washington, D.C.
Kook-Willis is active in the Student Nurses Association where she serves as sophomore class representative, is the co-chair of the Health and Welfare Committee of the Brooklands Elementary School PTA.
Oakland University is a comprehensive state-supported institution of higher education located in Oakland County, Michigan. The university has 110 bachelor's degree programs and 63 graduate degree and certificate programs. Dedicated to preparing learners for the 21st-century workplace and society, Oakland University is organized into the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Business Administration, Education and Human Services, Engineering and Computer Science, Health Sciences, Nursing and the Honors College.