APNA Annual Awards: Past Awardees
  1. APNA Psychiatric Nurse of the Year
  2. APNA Award for Innovation-Individual
  3. APNA Award for Innovation-Chapter
  4. APNA Award for Media
  5. APNA Award for Excellence in Practice-APRN
  6. APNA Award for Excellence in Practice-RN
  7. APNA Award for Excellence in Research
  8. APNA Award for Excellence in Leadership-RN
  9. APNA Award for Excellence in Leadership-Advanced
  10. APNA Award for Excellence in Education
  11. APNA Distinguished Service Award
  12. APNA Congressional Award
  13. Best Practices in the Treatment of Behavioral Disorders Associated with Dementia
  14. Best Practices in the Treatment of Schizophrenia in a Community-Based Setting
  15. Best Practices in the Treatment of Schizophrenia in an Inpatient Program
     

APNA Psychiatric Nurse of the Year

2013    
2012
2011
Jocelyn Perez BSN, RN, MA
Mary Ann Nihart, MA, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Barbara L. Drew PhD, PMHCNS-BC
2010 Kathleen Buckwalter , PhD, RN, FAAN
2009 Marlene Nadler-Moodie, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
2008 Kevin Huckshorn, RN, MSN, RCADC
2007 Lynn DeLacy, PhD, RN, CNAA
2006 Kris A. McLoughlin, MSN, APRN, BC, CSAC
2005 Judith Haber, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN
2004 Kevin Gournay
2003 Dorothy E. Hill RN, C
2001 Karen Babich, PhD, RN, FAAN
2000 Barbara E. Wolfe, PhD, RN, CS
1999 Gail Stuart, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN
1998 Suzanne Lego, PhD, RN, CS, CGP, FAAN
1997 Grayce M. Sills RN, PhD, FAAN
1996 Virginia Trotter-Betts, MSN, JD

Other past recipients include Victoria Conn, MSN, RN and Claire Giffin-Francell, MS, RN.

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APNA Distinguished Service Award

2013
2012
Helen M. Birkbeck APRN
Mary Moller, DNP, ARNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN
2011 Shirley A. Smoyak PhD, RN, FAAN
2009 Gail W. Stuart, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN
2008 Edna Hamera, PhD, ARNP
2007 Fernando A. Duran RN, MS, FAAN
2006 Grayce M. Sills RN, PhD, FAAN
2005 Patricia Brown, PhD, ARNP
2004 Jane A. Ryan RN, MN, CNAA
2003 Marybeth L. O'Neil RN, MS, NES
2002 Rosanne M. Radziewicz RN, PMHCNS-BC
2001 Rebecca A. Sherwood DNSc, PMHCNS-BC, RN

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APNA Award for Innovation-Individual 

2013 Marian W. Roman PhD, PMHCNS-BC
2012 Nidhi Chabora, APRN, RX, BC
2011 Michael Terry, DNP, FNP, PMHNP
2010 Dawn Vanderhoef , DNP, RN, PMHNP/CNS-BC
2009 Kathleen M. Regan, RN, MHA, CNA, BC
2008 June Esser, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
2006 Lesley Lynn Arle, RN, MN

Other past recipients include Verna Carson, PhD, RN, CS; Susan Napier, RN; Rose E. Constantino, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN; Marilyn Verhey, PhD, RN, CS; Captain Lisa Davison and Captain Mary Moore; and Margot S. Gorske, RN, MSN, Barbara Olesko, MSN, RN, CS, NP; and Sharon Valente, PhD, RN, FAAN. 

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APNA Award for Innovation-Chapter

2012 Pennsylvania
2010 Minnesota
2009 California
2008 Pennsylvania
2007 South Dakota
2006 Oregon

Other past recipients include the Iowa, Pennsylvania, and California Chapters.

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APNA Award for Media

2009 Margaret B. Halter, PhD, APRN
2008 Kathleen Wheeler, APRN, PhD
2007 Diane Wieland, PhD, APRN, BC
2006 Betty Vreeland, MSN, APRN, NP-C, BC
2005 Ruth “Topsy” Staten, PhD, ARNP-CS

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APNA Award for Excellence in Practice-APRN-PMH

2013 Joanne M. Matthew MS, RN, PCNS
2012 Pamela Marcus, RN, APRN, PMH-BC
2011 Patricia Cunningham, DNSc, APN PMHNP/CNS-BC, FNP-BC
2009 Ann M. Wilkinson, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
2008 Kathleen Wheeler, APRN, PhD
Susan O'Toole, PhD, RN, CS
2006 Ann Bispo, MS, RN, CNS
2005 Mary J. Reed, PhD, APN, CS, BC

Other past recipients include Mary Harpe; Vivien Dee, DSNc, RN, FAAN; Mary Moller, MSN, ARNP, CS; Naomi R. Carey, MSN, RN; Kimberly Littrell, MS, RN, CS; Marcia L. Clark, RN, C; Nancy P. Hanrahan, MS, RN, CS; Carolyn V. Billings, MSN, RN, CS; Beverly S. Richards, DNS, RN; and Carol K. Witherington, PhD, RN, CS , Diana C. Nelson, MSN, RN, CS, GNP; and Sandra Talley, PhD, APRN, BC.

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APNA Award for Excellence in Practice-RN-PMH

2013 Donna M. Riemer RN-PMHN
2012 Martin Bosch, RN
2011 Marcia Melby, RN-BC, PMH
2010 Sherry Davis , RN
2009 Regina F. Janney, RNC, MS
2006 Elizabeth Moore, BSN, RM-PMH
2005 Robert Billman, RN, BSN

Other past recipients include Linda M. Jacobs, RN, BSN, and Colleen L. Eccleston, BSN, RN.

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APNA Award for Excellence in Research 

2013 Genevieve E. Chandler RN, PhD
2012 Karen Farchaus Stein, PhD, RN, FAAN
2010 Lora Beebe , PhD, PMHNP-BC
2009 Nancy G. Buccola, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
2008 Nancy Hanrahan, PhD, RN, CS
June Horowitz, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, FAAN
2007 Lora Beebe, PhD, APRN
2006 Linda Chafetz, RN, DNSc
2005 Judith Haber, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN

Other past recipients include Carol A. Glod, EdD, RN; Geoffry McEnany, PhD, RN, CS; Michelle Laraia, PhD, RN; Sharon Tucker, DNSc, RN; Kathryn R. Puskar, DrPH, RN, CS, FAAN; Linda Napholz, PhD, RN; and Jaclene Annette Zauszniewski, PhD, RN, C, Kathleen C. Buckwalter, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Claire Burke Drauker, PhD, RN, CS.

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APNA Award for Excellence in Leadership-RN

2013 Judy S. Linn BS, BSN, MS
2012 Anne Kelly, RN
2008 Margaret Edwards, RN, MSN, NEA, BC
2007 Sue Odegarden, BSN, RN
2006 Gretchen Sandvik, RN, BSN

Other past recipients include Susan M. Griffin RN, MSN , PMH-BC; Kathleen Waters, M.Ed., RN; Brenda Kamel, RN, C; and Marilyn Dennis, RN, C.

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APNA Award for Excellence in Leadership-Advanced

2013 Gail R. Stern MSN, PMHCNS-BC
2012 Margaret Halter, PhD, APRN
2011 Lisabeth Johnston, PhD, APRN, CS
2010 Mary Rosedale , PhD, PMHNP-BC, NEA-BC
2009 Nancy P. Hanrahan, RN, PhD
2008 Nancy Dillon, PhD, RN, CNS
2007 Carole Farley-Toombs, MS, RN, CNAA, BC
2006 Shari Y. Baron, MSN, CS, CGP
2005 Barbara Jones Warren, PhD, APRN, BC

Other past recipients include Nancy Valentine, PhD, RN, CNAA, FAAN; Patricia A. Chiverton, EdD, RN; Kenneth Larson, RN, BSN, MPA; Suzanne Luongo, RN, C, BSN; Ellen M. Flowers, MS, RN; Elizabeth Wackerman Carter, DrPH, MS, RN; Sue Scipione, MSN, RN, C; and Lynn C. Delacy, RN, MSN, CNAA, Luc R. Pelletier, MSN, RN, CS, CPHQ; and Regina L. Ashwill, MSN, RN.

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APNA Award for Excellence in Education

2013 Merrie J. Kaas DNSc, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
2012 Brenda Marshall, EdD, NP-BC
2011 M. Jane Suresky, DNP, PMHCNS-BC
2010 Michael Rice , PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN
2009 Bethany J. Phoenix, RN, PhD
2008 Susan Adams, PhD, APRN, BC
Genevieve Chandler, RN, PhD
2007 Kathryn Hoehn Anderson PhD, ARNP, LMFT
2006 Anne Bateman, EdD, APRN, BC
2005 Sharon Valente, PhD, APRN, FAAN

Other past recipients include Carole A. Shea, PhD, RN, CS; Margery Chisholm, EdD, RN, CS; Robert Anders, DrPH, RN, CS; Shirley Smoyak, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Mary Ann Boyd, DNS, PhD, RN, Anne Hopkins Fishel, PhD, RN, CS; and Elizabeth Poster, PhD, RN.

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APNA Congressional Award 

Past recipients include Representative Shelley Berkley and Congresswoman Marge Roukema. This award is managed by the APNA Legislative Committee.

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Best Practices in the Treatment of Behavioral Disorders Associated with Dementia
Sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceutica Products, LP

2005
 
Harolyn Pappadis, MSN, APRN, BC
The Montessori Group

Gail Cobe, MSN, APRN, BC & Lucy Fisher, MSN, APRN, BC
The Best Friends Approach: Best Practice for Dementia Care
Laguna Honda Hospital
San Francisco, CA

Verna Carson, MSN, APRN/BC
Alzheimer’s Care Team Program
Tender Loving Care
Fallston, MD

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Best Practices in the Treatment of Schizophrenia in a Community-Based Setting
Sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP

2005

Yoriko Kozuki, PhD, ARNP
Visual Feedback Therapy
University of Washington School of Nursing
Seattle, WA

Ashley Christine Walters, MSN, APRN, BC
The Assertive Community Treatment Program of Mecklenburg County Area Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Charlotte, NC

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Best Practices in the Treatment of Schizophrenia in an Inpatient Program
Sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP

2005

Cheryl Wasserman, RN & Diane Pavalonis, MSN, APRN, BC, MBA
Integrating Evidence Based and Recovery Model Groups
in a Psychosocial Treatment Program
Western State Hospital – Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program
Staunton, VA

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