D.R. Scanlan Jr.

Memorial AORN Education Scholarship


Jessica Turnitza

Jessica knew as a child that her path would lead to nursing. She modeled her career choice after her mom, an oncology and school nurse. Jessica chose Wilkes University to study nursing and serves as President of the Nursing Student Organization on campus. She was also a member of the swim team for three years. She plans to continue her career in psychiatric nursing following her experience working for both Geisinger Community Medical Center and Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill as a mental health aide.