Masterson Nursing Scholarship

Robert Masterson, BSN, CCRN
For Robert Masterson, BSN, CCRN, nursing was more than a career or profession; it was truly a passion. Bob earned his BSN from the University of San Francisco and was a critical care nurse at Mercy Hospital for 30 years. 

His love for nursing, compassion for patients, and commitment to learning were evident to everyone around him. Bob served as a preceptor to many and was known for calmly and confidently guiding others through difficult clinical situations.

Mercy President Charlie Therrien, said, "Bob led by example and embodied the Mercy values in a way that made everyone who worked with him feel privileged and inspired to be a better person, a better care giver."

Bob retired from Mercy Hospital in January 2013 and passed away from pancreatic cancer just one month later.

The Robert Masterson Nursing Scholarship has been established to honor him by providing financial assistance to nursing students pursuing a career in critical care.

The scholarship amount is for $1000. The recipient of the scholarship must be a senior nursing student pursuing a BSN currently attending a Maine college or university and seeking a critical care internship at Northern Light Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine. Download the application to learn more about the criteria for the scholarship.

Scholarship application deadline is December 1.  

Download Scholarship Application Form (PDF)