American Psychiatric Nurses Association - Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
2012 Student Scholarship Program
APNA is no longer accepting applications for the 2012 APNA Janssen Student Scholarship. This year's recipients will be announced at the end of August.
Thanks to all who applied!
Nursing students from across the United States are invited to apply and Deans and Directors of nursing schools are invited to nominate one or more students from their school for the 2012 APNA Ortho-McNeil Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC Student Scholarship Program. This scholarship includes registration, travel and lodging expenses to attend the APNA 26th Annual Conference, November 7-10, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In addition, winners will receive one year complimentary membership in the APNA. Please note that only completed applications received on or before July 11, 2012 will be considered. All required information on your submission must be completed before the deadline. There will be no exceptions.
Eligibility and selection criteria
If applying as a GRADUATE Student: At the time of nomination, be a full-time or part-time graduate student enrolled in an accredited nursing program leading to a Master’s or Doctoral degree in nursing with an emphasis on psychiatric/mental health nursing.
**Take a peek at what you will need for entering the application: Click here to view screen shots of the Graduate Application.
If applying as an PRELICENSURE/UNDERGRADUATE Student: Be a full-time student enrolled in a state-approved nursing program leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse (Associate Degree, Diploma, Baccalaureate, generic masters, generic doctorate) at the time of nomination. Students graduating in Spring 2012 are eligible. Undergraduate students need to express an interest in psychiatric mental health nursing.
**Take a peek at what you will need for entering the application: Click here to view screen shots of the Prelicensure/Undergraduate Application.
For both Graduate and Prelicensure/Undergraduate Applicants:
Have completed at least half of the required course work for graduation. More Information
Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
Have two letters of nomination/recommendation:
One from the Dean/Director/Chair of the school of nursing; and
One from a faculty member who can speak to nominee/applicant's interest and/or performance in psychiatric mental health nursing (preferably an APNA member)
Must meet all travel requirements and participate in the APNA 26th Annual Conference, November 7-10, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Sign the necessary release forms.
Provide post-conference evaluation of the program.
There is no limit on the number of students nominated from your school.
Required Documents to Upload at the end of Application
Transcript - This can be a scanned version of an official transcript or some version of an unofficial transcript (copy and paste, scanned, etc.). It will be used to verify GPA, the number of credit hours completed, and the number of credits in which the nominee/applicant is currently enrolled.
Dean/Director/Chair Statement - Click here to download the Dean/Director/Chair Statement of Nomination/Recommendation form that will need to be completed and uploaded later in the submission process.
Professional Recommendation - Click here to download the Professional Recommendation form that will need to be completed and uploaded later in the submission process. Remember, this person should speak to the nominee/applicant's interest and/or performance in psychiatric mental health nursing and preferably will be an APNA member.
**These documents must be uploaded onto the online submission site. No separately emailed or mailed documents will be accepted.
The APNA Janssen Student Scholarship 2012 is supported by an educational grant from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs LLC.
More Information on "Have completed at least half of the required course work for graduation":
This means that if you have just started your program, you are not eligible.
If you are starting a graduate program in the fall & are graduating from an undergraduate program this spring, you may be eligible as an undergraduate. You are not eligible to submit as a graduate.
"At least half of the required course work" refers to the number of credit hours.