In realizing their extraordinary potential, [these students] will help ensure that our future is one that includes high quality psychiatric-mental health nursing care for those in need.
Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) July 20, 2017
The Board of Directors of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association has selected 30 undergraduate/pre-licensure and graduate students to receive the APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship. Recipients were selected from hundreds of applicants based on academic merit and dedication to psychiatric-mental health nursing. The scholars come from diverse schools of nursing at universities and colleges across the nation.
“This year’s Board of Directors Student Scholars are inspiring,” says APNA President Kris McLoughlin, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN. “In realizing their extraordinary potential, they will help ensure that our future is one that includes high quality psychiatric-mental health nursing care for those in need.”
Recipients receive complimentary registration, travel, and lodging expenses to attend the APNA 31st Annual Conference, October 18-21, at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Students also enjoy one year of complimentary membership in APNA, which includes access to education, networking, and resources to further develop their skills as they prepare to enter the nursing workforce.
Prelicensure/undergraduate recipients of the 2017 APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship are: Kelly Allen, Miami University; Justin W. Branham, Yale School of Nursing; Natalie Rea Carter, Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing – Southern Oregon University Campus; Jennifer L. Dobey, Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing; Kyle Doty, University of Portland; Katherine Dougherty, the University of Texas at Arlington; Robert Filitor, Clackamas Community College; Morgan Gibson, Viterbo University; Angela Goodson, Baker College; Danielle Goody, Sinclair Community College; Emilia Grinsell, St. Catherine University; Rebecca Jensen, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, School of Nursing; Alice Murnen, Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing; Kathryn Marie Peterson, Towson University; Nathan Jay Zurcher, Utah Valley University.
Graduate recipients of the 2017 APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship are: Heidy R. Brillhart, the University of Kansas; Margaret J. Brown, Vanderbilt University; Diane Hurd, Gonzaga University; Elizabeth Hutson, the Ohio State University College of Nursing; Amanda Jayaraman, University of Missouri-Kansas City; Omar Khan, California State University, Long Beach; Andrew D. Monasterio, University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing; Tasha Morris, Drexel University; Erin Muladore, University of Michigan-Flint School of Nursing; Nicole Mutnansky, Frontier Nursing University; Tamar Rodney, Johns Hopkins University; Amanda J. Simonton, the University of Texas at Austin – School of Nursing; Teresa K. Spencer, Fairfield University; Janette Stallings, UNMC College of Nursing; Aimee R. Techau, University of Colorado.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is a national professional membership organization committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders. APNA’s membership is inclusive of all psychiatric mental health registered nurses including associate degree, baccalaureate, advanced practice (comprised of clinical nurse specialists and psychiatric nurse practitioners), and nurse scientists and academicians (PhD). APNA serves as a resource for psychiatric mental health nurses to engage in networking, education, and the dissemination of research.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.