Kelsey Naruse


The Meland Foundation is pleased to announce Kelsey Naruse as one of our 2019 nurse scholarship winners.

Kelsey embodies attributes in her work and life that are encouraged and supported by the Meland Foundation.  Kelsey is a leader, both inside and outside the classroom.  She serves as a role model and resource for incoming nursing students as a “Columbia University School of Nursing Peer Mentor.”  And, in her undergraduate career, at Colby College, she also showed leadership when — for two years — she planned, supervised and fundraised for a group of 12 students to participate in a weeklong community service trip through volunteering at homeless shelters and soup kitchens in New York City.

Kelsey is enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program at Columbia University School of Nursing.  Kelsey is registered as a full-time student for the Spring 2019 term.  She is expected to complete the program in July.

Kelsey has distinguished herself in her students and student clinical rotations.