RVNA is proud to announce Christine Palmer, RN, BSN, and John Apinis, RN, as the inaugural recipients of the Couri Nursing Education Scholarship. The Couri scholarship was established in January 2019 for the distinct purpose of supporting nursing education to benefit the individuals and communities served by RVNA, and to provide the opportunity for RVNA clinicians to develop meaningful skills and advance as medical professionals.
Through the Couri family scholarship, Chris Palmer, RN, BSN, achieved her bachelor of science in nursing this past May at Western Connecticut State University, graduating magna cum laude. Palmer is an RVNA Hospice nurse, delivering care and comfort to patients at this very important time of life. The Couri scholarship has enabled Palmer to expand her knowledge and further her educational goals. She plans to pursue her master’s degree in the fall.