Delray Beach, FL--(March 3, 2007)--The international Endometriosis Research Center is extremely pleased to announce the creation of the Nancy Petersen, RN Nursing Scholarship. In celebration of the ERC's tenth anniversary and Endometriosis Awareness Month, the $1,000 Scholarship will be awarded to one nursing student enrolled in an LPN, RN, or Bachelor of Science-Nursing program in the 2007-2008 academic year and who intends to pursue a career in gynecology or other Endometriosis-related field.
Applicants from around the nation are encouraged to apply for the award. Nancy Petersen, RN is an ERC Advisor with forty-five years of achievement in nursing and women's health. She is globally renowned for her pioneering efforts in Endometriosis education, awareness and patient support, and implemented the country's first Endometriosis program to feature Laparoscopic Excision surgery (LAPEX). Her groundbreaking work has led the way to improved patient care and empowered countless women and girls to live well in spite of the disease. Created in her honor, the Scholarship is intended to help a deserving student pursue their dream of a career in nursing in the reproductive health field. The merit-based scholarship application is open to students across the United States and will be awarded on scholastic achievement, community service, essay, and completed application form. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2007. The ERC is an established 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on research facilitation, patient and professional education, support and advocacy, and raising of disease awareness. The ERC strongly advocates for early intervention, timely diagnosis, and efficacy of treatment for the disease. The organization maintains that Endometriosis is more than just killer cramps. "We continue to find that Endometriosis remains misdiagnosed, misunderstood and ineffectively treated, despite being one of the most prevalent causes of pelvic pain in women and teens around the globe," said Michelle E. Marvel, ERC Founder and Executive Director. "It is our hope that our new scholarship will be one small step in the right direction towards raising Endometriosis awareness among tomorrow’s health care professionals." For details on Awareness Month and the Nancy Petersen, RN Nursing Scholarship, please visit http://www.endocenter.org or email Heather@EndoCenter.org.