D.R. Scanlan Jr.
Memorial AORN Education Scholarship
Dear Scanlan International
Your financial support many years ago helped me ultimately achieve my goal of a master’s level education. I worked as a surgical tech for 7 years at two esteemed hospitals in my region, then returned for a master’s degree in health care.
I am now licensed in the state of Maine as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and am employed by a physician-owned outpatient surgical center in Portland, Maine: https://www.orthoassociates.com/home/
I am very fortunate to have finally merged my surgery background with my advanced degree. My time is currently split between direct patient care and the operating room. Surgical mid-level providers have traditionally been, and are primarily dominated by physician’s assistants; needless to say, I am delighted to be making in-roads as a nurse practitioner in this arena.