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30 Promising Nursing Students Awarded the 2018 APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is pleased to announce the 30 talented nursing students selected to receive the 2018 Board of Directors Student Scholarship. The APNA student scholarship program seeks to encourage students to experience the rewarding field of psychiatric-mental health nursing and develop the next generation of leaders in the profession.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (PRWEB) August 07, 2018

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is pleased to announce the 30 talented nursing students selected to receive the 2018 Board of Directors Student Scholarship. The APNA student scholarship program seeks to encourage students to experience the rewarding field of psychiatric-mental health nursing and develop the next generation of leaders in the profession.

Each year, undergraduate/pre-licensure and graduate-level nursing students across the nation are invited to either apply for the scholarship or be nominated by a member of their nursing school faculty. Scholarship winners receive registration, travel and lodging to attend the APNA 32nd Annual Conference, October 24-27, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio, as well as a one-year complimentary APNA membership to enjoy its professional benefits.

“We are very proud to offer these 30 outstanding nursing students the opportunity to become part of our professional community and gain a unique perspective on the benefits of working in the field of psychiatric-mental health care,” says APNA President Linda Beeber, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN. “The Board of Directors Student Scholarship provides nursing students with extensive professional connections and support that helps them move forward in their careers. In fact, 85 percent of past recipients report that their APNA scholarship experience directly influenced their decision in choosing psychiatric-mental health nursing or affirming that this was the right field of study for them.”

The 2018 scholarship recipients are:

Undergraduate/Pre-Licensure

Melissa R. Baranowski – St. Vincent's College
Breighanna Carey – Elmhurst College
Haylea Copas – East Tennessee State University
Elizabeth Geiger – Saint Louis University
Ingrid Hausner – Neumann University
Stanton Alexander Hugger – Sinclair Community College (Nursing NUR.S.AAS)
Felicia Hwung – Saddleback College
Emily Quinn Jimenez – University of the Incarnate Word
Lisa Kehr – The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Amy Luncan – Miami University
Brittany Nicole Miller – Malone University
Sarret Seng – University of Kentucky College of Nursing
Megan Steinmetz – The University of Scranton
Paige Stodtmeister – Brigham Young University
Christopher Thai – Temple University

Graduate

Hamzah Alghzawi – University of Maryland at Baltimore
Sarah P. Cox – Vanderbilt University
Brooke Ann Finley – The University of Arizona College of Nursing
Jessica L. Fowler – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Emily J Friedman – Yale School of Nursing
Daemon Alexander KaO'o Garso – University of Utah
Yovan Gonzalez – Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Lori A Hart – University of Kansas - KU School of Nursing
Muriel Hollandsworth – University of Virginia School of Nursing
Larisa R King – East Carolina University
Erica S. Mann – East Tennessee State University
Christina Maroone – New York University
Jennifer McCarthy – University of Nevada, Reno
Laurel J Mullally – California State University, Long Beach
Valerie Seney – Endicott College

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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 with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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