Carter Scholarship Awarded to soon-to-be FNP Hailey Bonneau

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NEWPORT — North Country Hospital recently announced that Hailey Bonneau has been awarded this year’s Carter Scholarship.

As this year’s recipient, Bonneau is obtaining a Master’s in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner and her goal is to continue working at North Country Hospital.

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Bonneau has been in the flex pool for Med/Surg, ICU, Emergency Department, Maternal Child, Surgical Services, and the Outpatient Treatment Center.

More recently she has worked in clinical informatics, where the focus for the past nine months has been on our electronic medical record conversion.

Clinical rotations have been fit in to include primary care, pediatrics, and women’s health.

In addition to all this, Bonneau still manages to balance work and school with taking care of her family.

Sheryl Washburn and her husband established the Sheryl M. (Washburn) and Buddy L. Carter Nursing Scholarship a few years ago, with the intent to award one $2,000 scholarship to a deserving nurse in higher education each year.

Sheryl was Vice President of Patient Care Services at North Country Hospital from 2008 through 2013.

She had a passion for rural healthcare and rural nursing.

She was especially interested in supporting Northeast Kingdom residents to seek nursing degrees and subsequently provide excellent nursing care in local healthcare settings.

Sheryl loved one-to-one mentoring of novice nursing leaders and fostered their growth into being role models and mentors for their staff.

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