Eda Varinca Jones has been awarded the Lynn Kendrick
Erdman Scholarship for her exceptional leadership and
selflessness as a mother, nurse, and student.
Jones, a full-time student at
William Peace University
juggles many other facets in
Most importantly, as a mother of twins, Jones cares for her two
and half-year-old twins who were born at only 25 weeks old.
Jones explained the dedication
toward juggling motherhood in her
application, saying "I am a mother
and a nurse 24/7.
"Despite my hands being full and my heart being fuller, I come to work every
weekend with a positive attitude, ready to deliver the best care I can to my
patients and their families." Jones is also a nurse at the WakeMed Emergency
Barry Swanner, manager of WakeMed
Emergency Services, said in a statement: "I can
personally attest to her knowledge/ability to
skillfully care for multiple patient populations and
will also add that she is a valuable resource to
her coworkers that are less experienced."
Each year William Peace University gives this special award to
students that embody selflessness and commitment.
William Peace University awards the
Lynn Kendrick Erdman Scholarship to
students who embody leadership and
dedication throughout their
The scholarship helps provide students with the financial
assistance needed to fund their education.
Erica Jastrow, director of the
WPU BSN Program said: "She is
an excellent student and truly
embodies caring and
All the nurses who are working and going back to school to continue
their education during a pandemic demonstrate tremendous dedication
and they are all leaders."
Jones hopes to complete her
degree in December 2022.
Find Out More At https://www.peace.edu/