Emily Bankhead, a nursing student at Brigham Young University, has been named the first Distinguished Fuld Scholar by the Helen Fuld Health Trust.
She was selected from among 51 winners representing each of the states and Washington, D.C., based on an essay titled "Sharing: My World and Theirs."During the summer of 1993, Bankhead worked with cancer patients, finding it a challenging experience. She subsequently decided to prepare herself to work with young cancer patients at Primary Children's Medical Center.
She attended the 8th International Conference on Cancer Nursing in Vancouver, B.C. and in 1995, as a Fuld Fellow, she will attend a program devoted to the history of nursing care. The 14-day event will be held in Great Britain, July 13 to 26 and will include visits to the Scottish Highlands Center for Human Caring in Edinburgh and the Royal College of Nurses Association in London.
The Fuld Fellows program is administered by the National Student Nurses Association.