Osmel Santiesteban, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Royal Palm Beach Health and Rehabilitation Center in West Palm Beach, was recently awarded a Bruce Taylor Scholarship from the Florida Health Care Association.
Santiesteban has worked in the West Palm Beach center since 2016 and is known for his incredible work ethic and outstanding care for residents. With the help of the Bruce Taylor Scholarship, Santiesteban has plans to finish school as a Registered Nurse.
“Mr. Santiesteban is a very conscientious associate who takes his job very seriously. He is always eager to learn and exemplifies customer service and teamwork,” said Grace Achille, Administrator at Royal Palm Beach Health & Rehabilitation Center.
The Bruce Taylor Scholarship Program assists the best and brightest among FHCA member center nursing staff to assist them with achieving a higher level of education in a field related to long term care nursing. The scholarship was named after Bruce Taylor, FHCA President from 1980-82, who was instrumental in moving the association to Tallahassee and negotiated on the Gainesville Plan, Florida’s first-ever Medicaid reimbursement plan for nursing centers. A generous contribution from Ross Laboratories established the fund, with a significant donation made by the family of the late Bruce Taylor to perpetuate scholarship awards.
The next deadline to apply for scholarships through the Florida Health Care Education and Development Foundation is November 30, 2018. Click here to learn more about the Bruce Taylor Scholarship and other opportunities.