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Generous Gift Establishes FHN Shari Murphy Nursing Scholarship


The family of the late Shari Murphy has established a scholarship in her honor to help future nurses get their education and achieve their goals.

Shari Murphy cared for patients as a nurse at FHN Memorial Hospital for 10 years. She died in 2016, and her husband, Brian, established the scholarship to honor her dedication to helping others.

The Shari Murphy Nursing Scholarship will augment the salaries of FHN nurses holding CNA certification who voluntarily cut their hours back to go to nursing school and earn their RN. One recipient will be chosen each year for the next decade.

"The current nationwide nursing shortage has had an impact on nearly all clinical departments at FHN Memorial Hospital and supporting offices," said FHN Chief Nursing Officer Kathryn Martinez, RN. "Helping our own CNAs to continue their education has been very successful, and we're so grateful to Shari's family for helping us continue this program."