2018 CCANN Annual Scholarship Recipient
$750 to Sophia Kemp


We are proud to present Sophia Kemp as our newest recipient of the 2018 CCANN Scholarship award. This award is given to qualified recipients who have demonstrated commitment and dedication to the field of neonatal nursing.

Sophia has been a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse at Valley Children’s Hospital for the last 13.5 years. She enjoys her role as a neonatal resuscitation nurse and is in pursuit of her Masters in Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. She is interested in advancing her education to impact the outcomes of the tiniest of the population at a higher level of nursing care. Currently, she is attending courses at University of Alabama, Birmingham and will be expected to graduate as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner in the year 2020.

She has been a member of CCANN since its inauguration in 2008 and actively participates in many of the CCANN events including fundraising activities such as March for babies-March of Dimes, educational conferences,and community service events.


Her colleagues, including fellow nurses and neonatologists, are immensely excited and supportive of her new educational endeavor.


She wrote us the following message:



Thank you so much for the scholarship I was awarded this year, May 2018. The money was used to help cover the cost of my tuition. I am very grateful, and I hope to continue to the success of CCANN and play my part in contributing to the growth and continued success of our organization. I am currently in my second semester of the NNP program at UAB, and while it is quite challenging, I plan to continue along this path to further my education and accomplish the goals I have set for myself.

I thank the CCANN leadership for providing the guidance and encouragement that is well needed. I do plan to stay an active member in this organization and I welcome the challenges ahead to improve the care we give to our patients and community.


Sophia Kemp




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