Lori Van Horn
The Scanlan International AORN Foundation Scholarship, which pays for all tuition and registration fees, is one of many generous scholarships awarded each year by AORN. The scholarship award is based on the criteria established through the AORN Scholarship Board, and is funded through the AORN foundation. These scholarships are awarded to any registered nurse (with 12 continuous months of active AORN membership) who would like to undertake a baccalaureate, master’s degree, or doctoral program in nursing or related fields.
Lori Van Horn, MSN, RN, CNOR is the winner of the 2002 Scanlan International AORN Foundation Scholarship Award.
I again thank you for the honor to have been chosen to receive this scholarship as it helped me finish my graduate degree in nursing. I was the OR Educator for the last 17 years with Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC but as of August 1st transitioned to the NC Coast with McLeod Health as the Perioperative Educator for Seacoast and Loris campus. Above is the OR Team from McLeod Loris that I have the privilege of working with. I am the one on the left side front of the photo with the red band on the hat. I am proud to be associated with both of these teams.
My graduate degree has also afford me to teach undergraduate nursing students with the University of North Carolina Charlotte program this past Spring semester. It was exciting to see our new nurses learn and for me to be part of their training.
I am married to George for 36 years and have a daughter in NYC working in Textile Fabric Design. My husband and I planned on retiring to the beach in two years however, that timeline was accelerated when the McLeod opportunity presented itself to me this past summer. We are very blessed and love kayaking, walking and bike riding on the beach, there is nothing like the ocean to calm and recenter yourself.
Again, personally and professionally, I thank you for your on going support of AORN and continuing education for Nurses every where.
With warm regards,
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