Thank you for visiting Susan's page and for your interest and possible support in paving the way for Stamford Health's next generation of Oncology Nurses.
My wonderful wife Susan lost her courageous battle with ovarian cancer in 2013. During our challenging journey together in the face of this terrible disease, we witnessed first-hand the invaluable work and compassionate care of Oncology Nurses. In Susan's loving memory and as a tribute to this critical "first line" of caregivers, I recently partnered with Stamford Health to establish a Summer Internship program for three rising senior undergraduate students from local nursing schools. In addition to training compassionate caregivers, Stamford Health and I are focused on assisting local nursing schools and the community.
Susan was an extraordinary mother, a loving and devoted wife, and a widely-admired and caring friend to many. In addition to being a successful businesswoman and a Master Gardener, she was also an enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer.
The Susan D. Flynn Nursing Oncology Fellowship supported by Stephen Corman at Stamford Health provides a comprehensive program to enable a student entering senior year of a local baccalaureate nursing program to acquire the knowledge, skills and professional behaviors to deliver safe, quality care that meets defined (organizational or professional society) standards of practice in a comprehensive cancer center setting under the preceptorship of an experienced registered nurse. The Fellowship will encompass organizational orientation, practice-based experience, and supplemental activities to promote continuing professional development in Oncology Nursing.
This Fellowship is being offered to qualified rising seniors from Sacred Heart University’s School of Nursing and Fairfield University’s School of Nursing. To be eligible for this Fellowship, a candidate must have successfully completed the fall junior year semester of a BSN program, have a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA and be in “good standing” status at their school.
Applications will include a detailed essay demonstrating applicant’s strong desire to practice in the oncology setting, Planetree ideology and enculturation of Stamford Health's core values (e.g. teamwork, compassion, integrity, respect and accountability). Supplemental requirements will include official transcript and 2 letters of recommendation.
The selection process will include a comprehensive review of submitted Application materials and selective interviews. Upon successful completion of this Fellowship program, the student nurse will receive priority consideration for employment in Oncology services in Stamford Health's 2018 GEMs program
How can you help?
A little support can go a long way with you your help! The cost of one Summer Intern in this "resource development" program is $5400. Imagine the number of lives we can positively impact together by developing the next generation of much needed Oncology Nurses!
Checks can be mailed directly to Stamford Hospital Foundation at the following address:
Gayle Alswanger, Director, Bennett Cancer Center Development
1351 Washington BLVD Suite 202
Stamford, CT 06902
ATTN: Susan D. Flynn Nursing Oncology Fellowship supported by Stephen Corman
Please feel free to spread the word to anyone you think may have an interest in supporting this important program.
Thank you very much!
Fred Flynn and Family