Patricia “Nurse Pat” Edwards Nursing Scholarship is a nonprofit organization established upon the passing of Patricia Edwards who died August 19, 2020 from COVID-19. Nurse Pat cared for the most critical patients in the hospital during her entire 3rd shift career. Since March of 2020, the Greenville resident fearlessly worked extra hours, due to lack of staffing, to care for COVID-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital Downtown. The scholarship identifies the nursing profession as an agent of change for individuals, families, and communities. Nurses impact people in countless ways and in various environments. The very things that make you who you are, tend to be the very things that attract you to the nursing profession. Pat embraced the nursing profession as a part of her very soul and she loved her patients as if they were her own family. She was honest, caring, and she was an advocate for her patients.
It is our goal to create a new generation of nurses. Being a nurse says something about who you are as
a person. As a nurse, one should embrace compassion, selflessness, strength, integrity, and patient
advocacy. We will seek to provide nursing scholarships to those who exemplify these
characteristics in their personal life as well as their professional career. The scholarships will provide
access to postsecondary juniors and seniors seeking a nursing degree at an accredited school of
nursing. The website for the Nurse Pat Nursing Scholarship (NPNS) is https://www.nursepatscholarship.org/.
Many thanks to those who have donated to the NPNS. It has received and continue to receive an
outpour of donations from many who knew Nurse Pat or heard her remarkable contribution to the
nursing profession and believe in supporting her legacy.
"A True Servant to Humanity"
The Life and Legacy of Patricia Edwards
Greenville, South Carolina resident, Patricia “Pat” Edwards, was a phenomenal nurse, mother, grandmother, co-worker, and loving friend to many. The things everyone loved the most about Edwards was her beautiful smile, her capacity to love, her “go with the flow attitude”, and overall professional accomplishments. READ MORE