Eileen Ridgway Outreach Scholarship

Established in May 1996, the Dr. Eileen Ridgway Endowed Nursing Scholarship aims to kindle and fuel leadership development by encouraging student development in community outreach, service, and civic efforts. Dr. Eileen Ridgway served as the dean of the Seattle University College of Nursing from 1968-1977.

2022 Recipients

Mckenzie Golden, DNP-FNP '22

Headshot of McKenzie Golden 21--22 Ridgway Scholar

Project: Enhancing Diversity of Nursing Workforce: A Program Evaluation for MultiCare’s Pipeline Program

Focus: Perform a program evaluation of MultiCare’s pipeline program that aims to increase the recruitment of minority, first generation and low socioeconomic (SES) high school students into the nursing profession. MultiCare's nurse camp has been operating for over 20 years as a week-long summer camp introducing an average of 110 students to nursing across 4 neighboring counties each year.

Project Overview: 

The goals of the program evaluation are to explore the influence of MultiCare’s pipeline program through surveying alumni to achieve the following aims:

  • Collect longitudinal data from the last 5 cohorts between 2016-2020 on the percent of nurse camp alumni who are either enrolled in pre-nursing/nursing programs, are currently employed in health care and/or who have achieved CNA, LPN or RN licensure.
  • Assess program influence on self-efficacy of pursuing nursing as a career. 
  • Assess barriers to pursing nursing as a career for minority, first generation and low SES students who have completed nurse camp.

Faculty Sponsor: Kumhee Ro, DNP, FNP-BC

Nazira Juneiyd, DNP-FNP '22

Headshot of Nazira Juneiyd 21-22 Ridgway Scholar

Project name: Community-Based Diabetes Program for East African Populations

Focus: To promote better management of type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) among the underserved communities, specifically East African communities. 

Project Overview: 

  • Implement a community-based culturally tailored group diabetes education on medication management, lifestyle modification, and T2DM knowledge for East African individuals 18 years and older diagnosed with T2DM and A1C level of higher than 7%.
  • To improve delivery of diabetes health information, education provided based on ethnic/cultural norms, spiritual values, social beliefs, historical, and environmental factors unique to specific populations and by utilizing existing resources to generate more culturally competent DM education resources 
  • The project intervention will consist of 6 interactive group education sessions delivered twice a month followed by weekly phone check ins/counseling. 

Faculty Sponsor: Danuta M. Wojnar, PhD, RN, MED, IBCLC, FAAN

Daniella Navarro, DNP-CNM '25

Daniella Navarro DNP-CNM '25 2022 Ridgway Scholar

Project name: Verducacion: Curandote con Comida [Vegga-cation: Healing the Body with Food]

Focus: The purpose of this project is to offer healthy lifestyle classes through a culturally tailored method to community members who attend Madres de Casino Rd for community programming. This organization supports over 300 families through programming initiatives to combat language barriers, food insecurities, parenting support, safe place for teens after school, and access to education programming among others.

Project Overview:

Develop a health promotion education program to:

  • Fill knowledge gaps of families and community members in regards to their health so that they may begin to take direct control of their health and the health of their families and prevent future generations of having to navigate chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia.
  • Offer continuity of healthy lifestyle classes that were taught at Madres de Casino Rd during their Population Health clinical rotation during Fall quarter.

Faculty Sponsor: Daisy Garcia, PhD, RN

This scholarship was created to inspire emulation of the work and visions of Dr. Ridgway; fueling leadership development through empowering student involvement in community outreach, service and civic efforts.

For more information

Peggy O’Boyle Fine, Director of Development

Current students should contact their program for more information about scholarship availability.

Graduate Student: dnp@seattleu.edu   

Undergraduate Students: CONadvising@seattleu.edu

Dr. Eileen Ridgway Outreach Scholarship