Phoenix – (work wire) – The University of Phoenix and the National Society for Leadership and Success (NSLS) Foundation have announced Jennifer Schantz as the winner of the 2021 Anson Scholarship. Schantz has received $5,000 to help her complete her master’s degree in health administration at the University of Phoenix.
While a young mother of two young children, Schantz became the sole caretaker for her seriously ill husband, in a situation that has thrown her young family into disarray, and she faces an uncertain future. During this difficult period, I learned first-hand the difficulties, obstacles and challenges of the healthcare system and their impact on the health and well-being of the patient and his loved ones. She found her passion for healthcare after her experience as a primary caregiver, and began her educational journey when her children were in middle school. In 2012, she enrolled in an associate degree program in health care administration at the University of Phoenix, has since completed her bachelor’s degree program in health care administration, and is currently working on a master’s degree in health administration.
Continuing with lifelong learning, Schantz applies all of her learning and experience and focuses her attention on creating a “culture of care” in her organization and community. She appreciates the importance of empathy and empathy by all involved to help the patient understand the treatment he is receiving. “With all the tools at my disposal and with the support of my academic and faculty advisor at the University of Phoenix, I plan to achieve my educational and professional goals, and make my vision of a better healthcare system within the culture of a caring environment, a reality,” says Schantz.
Schantz has now worked in the healthcare profession for 17 years in multiple roles including Residency Coordinator in Internal Medicine and Cardiology Fellowship, and currently works as an Office Supervisor in Family Medicine (FM). In her current role, she works with FM Clinic physicians who teach medical students in their FM Internship.
“The Anson Scholarship honors the memory and contributions of Dr. Anson to the University of Phoenix and his students. Dr. Anson has been known for his compassion and talent for uplifting others,” stated John Ramirez, MBA, MBA, MSc/AJS-GHS, USA CSM ( Retired), Dean of Operations in the School of Doctoral Studies at the University of Phoenix. “Multiple sclerosis. Schantz is worthy to receive the scholarship and the spirit in which he was founded.”
The scholarship program supports healthcare professionals pursuing degrees in healthcare and is named after Dr. Richard Anson Jr., a longtime faculty member of the University of Phoenix College of Health Professions who passed away in May 2020. The Anson Scholarship is administered by the NSLS Branch of the University of Phoenix.
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