PharMerica, NADONA Open Applications for Annual Stephanie Carroll Memorial Scholarship

Media Hub / January 3, 2023

PharMerica and the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long-Term Care (NADONA/LTC) have opened the application portal for the 2023-24 Stephanie Carroll scholarships. The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2023.

The Stephanie Carroll Memorial Scholarship Awards are in memory of Stephanie Carroll, a long-time valued NADONA/LTC employee. The scholarships are intended for nursing students enrolled in an accredited nursing program or in an undergraduate program who have chosen long-term care or geriatrics as their practice area after graduation. The program provides $20,000 in scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, which are paid directly to a recipient’s college/university to assist with their nursing education.

“With rising inflation and tuition costs, we know how important these scholarship opportunities can be to help nursing students further their education,” said TJ Griffin, PharMerica’s Chief Pharmacy Officer. “Now more than ever, long-term care needs dedicated professionals to continue to elevate resident care and outcomes, and we’re honored to team with NADONA to support future nurses who have chosen this industry for their career.”

To be considered for an award, nurses must complete an application that includes their university information as well as a narrative describing why they are seeking their degree and how receiving this scholarship will enhance their nursing practice. Selection is made by a committee that is composed of NADONA/LTC members.

Information on the 2023 Stephanie Carroll Memorial Scholarship application is now available at

About PharMerica

PharMerica is a leading provider of institutional, community- and home-based pharmacy services. The company serves the long-term care, senior living, hospital, home infusion, hospice, behavioral, specialty and oncology pharmacy markets. PharMerica operates over 180 long-term care, home infusion, and specialty pharmacies serving all 50 states. PharMerica is a customer- and patient-focused organization serving health care providers, such as skilled nursing facilities, senior living communities, and hospitals, as well as individuals with behavioral needs, individuals with infusion therapy needs, seniors receiving in-home care, and patients with cancer. The company provides highly reliable, accurate medication delivery and support services to approximately 350,000 individuals a day with unmatched service reliability, cost containment solutions, and clinical, regulatory and educational support for its clients and their residents and patients.

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NADONA/LTC has been the leading advocate and educational organization for Nurse Leaders, including DONs, ADONs and nurses in long-term and post-acute care since 1986. With approximately 40 state chapters, it continues to be the largest organization representing nurse leaders working in long-term and post-acute care continuums. NADONA/LTC offers a wide array of services to its members, including educational materials; conferences; scholarships; Director of Nursing, Licensed Practical Nurse and Assisted Living certification programs; a mentoring program; a leadership program; policy and procedure library; Antibiotic Stewardship Certificate of Mastery, Infection Prevention Certification, Nurse leader field guides, webinars, a monthly e-newsletter, and a quarterly journal, The Director. Through its publications and programs, NADONA/LTC reaches approximately 20,000 nurses who are employed in long-term care continuum. For more information regarding NADONA/LTC, please contact their offices at 800-222-0539 or visit their website at


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