Two Spohn Nurses Receive Life-Changing Education Opportunity August 04, 2016

Two CHRISTUS Spohn Associates are full time moms, full time nurses, and now thanks to CHRISTUS, full time students. Mary Lisa Duarte, RN and Yamily Moreno, RN are going to further their education with full ride scholarships for a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program from the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio. CHRISTUS Health and CHRISTUS Spohn work in tandem to set them up for success by removing all obstacles. The scholarship is paid for by CHRISTUS Health and covers all expenses including classes, books, transportation and lodgings. CHRISTUS Spohn works with both nurses’ schedules to ensure they maintain their full time positions and have a full day each week to attend classes. “It’s a blessing that CHRISTUS and Spohn have provided this opportunity.” Mary Lisa says. Yamily adds, “I wouldn’t be able to do this without Spohn’s help.” The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner scholarship program is in its 5th year, had the largest applicant pool to date, and Mary Lisa and Yamily are the first two CHRISTUS Associates to earn the scholarships. With this education opportunity, both Mary Lisa and Yamily look forward to continuing their careers in the Coastal Bend. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program accepts applications for spring and fall admissions. Those interested in learning more about the program can visit: For all CHRISTUS Spohn Associates who want to learn more about the scholarship for this program, please email: