Yvette was 19 and working on her prerequisites for nursing school when she applied for a job at Providence Medford Medical Center. “I didn’t have much work experience,” she explained, “but Providence saw something in me and took a chance.” She is currently a phone operator in Access Services.
Now, along with continuing to work at Providence, Yvette is a full-time nursing student at Southern Oregon University and Oregon Health & Science University. A married mother of two, Yvette was overjoyed when she learned she was a 2016 Bev Lowman Nursing Scholarship recipient.
The Beverly Lowman Nursing Scholarship Fund was created by her family in 1985 in memory of Bev, a long-time nurse at Providence Medford. The fund provides yearly scholarships to Providence Medford Medical Center or Providence Medical Group employees studying for an undergraduate, graduate or professional certification in nursing or rehabilitation.
"I always wanted to become a nurse..."
Winning the scholarship has helped ease the financial burden of school and allows Yvette more quality time with her family. “When I got the award letter, I was in shock, then in tears! I couldn’t believe how generous it was and how much the Lord was blessing me with,” she said.
“I always wanted to become a nurse, but it wasn’t until I was actually working with a patient that I realized how much I truly love nursing,” she said. “I also knew I wanted to work in labor and delivery, but it wasn’t until I had the opportunity to assist in a delivery that I realized it was my passion.”
After a lot of hard work and a little help from Providence, Yvette will earn her Bachelor of
Science in Nursing in June 2018.