The Miriam M. Powell scholarship went to Julia Yurcich who received her BS degree from Grand Canyon University in Arizona in 2008. She continued on to the DNP program with an emphasis in geriatrics at Arizona State University. While working on her education, Julia also works for the Veteran Affairs Hospital where she is a nurse in the acute care unit. Julia’s goal is to develop a systemized and technology based approach to help the elderly navigate through the complex healthcare system thus resulting in improved patient outcomes. She also wants to teach other nurses about the special needs of the geriatric population.