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Foundation awards nursing scholarship to Andresen

The Care Providers of Minnesota Foundation has honored Marillyn Andreson, an employee of Tamarack Court at Havenwood Care Center, with a scholarship. From left are Phil Mans from Care Providers; Marilyn Andresen's mother, Helen Andresen; Marilyn Andresen and Sue Thompson, RN, manager of Tamarack Court. Submitted Photo

Marilyn Andresen, an employee at Tamarack Court, was presented with a scholarship from the Care Providers of Minnesota Foundation, an association of older adult services professionals.

Andresen, a home health aide who has worked at Tamarack Court/Havenwood Care Center for six years, was presented with the scholarship this month. She is enrolled in the Practical Nursing Program at Northwest Technical College and expects to graduate in December 2010. She will receive an Associate in Applied Science degree and plans to continue in the Registered Nursing Program next fall.

This year, 89 employees working at long-term care facilities across the state applied for a Care Providers of Minnesota Foundation scholarship. Twenty-five applicants received a Foundation scholarship, which will assist recipients in their continued education and practice within the field of long-term care.

The Foundation raises scholarship funds through its annual golf tournament, a silent auction held at the Care Providers of Minnesota convention, and contributions.

"Marilyn has been a valuable employee on our campus," said Susan Thompson, RN, manager at Tamarack Court. "She's been a (certified nursing assistant) at Havenwood Care Center for several years. Now she's recently taken on a new role as a home health aide at Tamarack Court" while also in the LPN program at NTC.

The residents enjoy Andreson's positive attitude and spirit, Thompson said.

Care Providers of Minnesota Foundation was founded in 1978 and is affiliated with Care Providers of Minnesota, a nonprofit long-term care professional association. Care Providers of Minnesota's membership includes skilled nursing facilities, long-term care providers, disability services providers, assisted living, senior housing, home care, and hospice facilities throughout Minnesota. For details, visit

Tamarack Court is an assisted living apartment complex.