First PMHNP Certificate Cohort Awarded Scholarships

UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing’s first cohort of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP) started their certificate program in late January 2019. The College is excited to welcome this group of exemplar students who have been selected to receive scholarships to support their education.

Scholarships from the UWM College of Nursing Adel B. Korkor M.D. Scholarship Fund, are made possible by the Adel B. Korkor M.D. Foundation and an anonymous donor.  The Adel B. Korkor, M.D. Foundation was founded in 2016 with the mission of making the world a better place for those who are suffering from mental illness.  Dr. Korkor stated, “Affordable, accessible and quality mental healthcare services are limited in our state, especially in Milwaukee and rural areas. My foundation’s goal is to assist in changing that. Investing in delivering high quality, cheaper and faster to the patient’s side, providers made a lot of sense. Therefore, I decided to assist UWM in establishing the advance psychiatric/mental health care program and committed an annual $25,000.00 scholarship for five years to encourage and reward participation”.

The below students have been selected to receive funding between $6,000 – $12,500:

  • Amy Heidenreich
  • Tim Kalmer
  • Dionna McFerrin
  • Herb Raasch
  • Paula Ulch
  • Nicole Welter

The PMHNP certificate program was created in response to the unmet national need for mental health care. UWM worked closely with Froedtert Health and Aurora Psychiatric Hospital to create a curriculum that meets both clinical and workforce needs.  The initial cohort of certificate students will conduct practicum experiences at Froedtert Health with plans for future cohorts to include practicum experiences at Aurora Psychiatric Hospital.