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Recipients of the 2010 Annual Awards. Six very deserving individuals and one outstanding chapter were honored at the APNA 24th Annual Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.  In 2010, the recipients were honored at various times throughout the conference.

Honoring PMH Nursing Excellence Each year, through the APNA Annual Awards, we celebrate psychiatric-mental health nurses who inspire us with their excellence and dedication to our profession. This year, we are pleased to honor the following members who are leaders, visionaries, scientists, and much more, but who are first and foremost PMH nurses: Mary Ann Nihart MA, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC APNA Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse of the Year   Mary Moller DNP, ARNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN Award for Distinguished Service   Margaret Halter, PhD, APRN Award for Excellence in Leadership - Advanced   Anne Kelly, RN Award for Excellence in Leadership - Generalist   Pamela Marcus, RN, APRN, PMH-BC Award for Excellence in Practice - Advanced   Martin Bosch, RN Award for Excellence in Practice - RN PMH   Brenda Marshall, EdD, NP-BC Award for Excellence in Education   Karen Farchaus Stein, PhD, RN, FAAN Award for Excellence in Research   Nidhi Chabora, APRN, RX, BC Award for Innovation - Individual APNA Pennsylvania Chapter Award for Innovation - Chapter The recipients will be recognized at the APNA 26th Annual Conference during the opening program. Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the 2012 APNA Annual Awards! Read the Press Release   .

The American Psychiatric Nursing Foundation (APNF) is pleased to continue the research grants program to enhance scientific contributions advancing the knowledge and practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. APNF established these awards to seed new investigators who are beginning their research careers and will award up to five (5) individual grants of up to $5,000 per award. As such, priority will be given to investigators who are early in their research trajectories and who have not previously had major intra- or extramural funding.

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Board of Directors Student Scholarship Program 2014 Your school may submit multiple nominees/applicants - feel free to let others know about this program/application! Deadline:  May 12, 2014 Nursing students from across the United States are invited to apply and nursing faculty are invited to nominate one or more students from their school for the 2014 APNA BOD Student Scholarship Program. This scholarship includes registration, travel and lodging expenses to attend the APNA 28th Annual Conference, October 22-25, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition, winners receive one year complimentary membership in the APNA.

APNA offers Annual Awards, Best Practices recognition, and APNA Student Scholarships each year to practicing, teaching, and aspiring psychiatric-mental health nurses. Click on the links below to learn more about how we recognize exceptional members of the psychiatric-mental health nursing field: APNA Annual Awards The APNA Annual Awards recognize APNA members who demonstrate excellence in psychiatric-mental health nursing practice, education, research, leadership, community efforts, and more. 2013 APNA Annual Awards Recipients Past APNA Annual Awards Recipients APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship This scholarship includes registration, travel and lodging expenses to attend the APNA 28th Annual Conference, October 22-25, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana and one year complimentary membership in the APNA.

2013 Marian J. Hardwick, MS, RN University of South Florida, School of Nursing Accelerated Resolution Therapy for PTSD and Sleep Disturbance Kerry Peterson, DNP, PMHCNS, PMHNP Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing Evaluation of Two Dating Violence Prevention Programs on a College Campus 2012 Esther Meerwijk, PhD(c), RN University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing Heart rate variability and frontal EEG asymmetry as markers of psychological pain. Andrea Warner Stidham, PhD, RN Kent State University The Relationship of PostTraumatic Growth to Depressive Symptoms and Physical Health in Spouses of U.

Ensuring the Future: Through its grant program, the American Psychiatric Nursing Foundation aids scientific research and contributions which add to the knowledge and practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. This year the Foundation is assisting two members in their research: each will receive a $5,000 grant and a complimentary registration to the APNA 28th Annual Conference.     Robin Osterman, PhD, RNC-OB, CNS University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Alcohol Use Biomarkers in Pregnant Methadone Users Robin Osterman, PhD, RNC-OB, CNS is an Assistant Professor at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Nursing.

APNA Psychiatric Nurse of the Year APNA Award for Innovation-Individual APNA Award for Innovation-Chapter APNA Award for Media APNA Award for Excellence in Practice-APRN APNA Award for Excellence in Practice-RN APNA Award for Excellence in Research APNA Award for Excellence in Leadership-RN APNA Award for Excellence in Leadership-Advanced APNA Award for Excellence in Education APNA Distinguished Service Award APNA Congressional Award Best Practices in the Treatment of Behavioral Disorders Associated with Dementia Best Practices in the Treatment of Schizophrenia in a Community-Based Setting Best Practices in the Treatment of Schizophrenia in an Inpatient Program   APNA Psychiatric Nurse of the Year 2013     2012 2011 Mary Ann Nihart MA, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC 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.

2013 APNA Board of Directors Student Scholars Undergraduate Graduate Kayla Albright Georgia College and State University Thibaut de Roos University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Joseph Griffey Northern Illinois University Heather Jackson University of Rochester Meredith Jaggers Purdue University Amanda Jilovec Mount Mercy University Leah Okoth University of Tennessee Health Science Center Katie Stansfield Brigham Young University Zachary Switzer University of North Carolina - Wilmington Alysha Woods Point Loma Nazarene University Jane Abanes Vanderbilt University Brenda Burnett University of Iowa Karen Corcoran Fairfield University Michelle Jacobs Boston College Dorothy Jordan University of Tennessee Health Science Center Chau Le Samuel Merritt University Adrial Lobelo Wilkes University Lindsey Manzel University of Nebraska Medical Center Jennifer Schneider University of Rochester Jon Sugarman Rutgers College   2012 APNA Student Scholars Undergraduate Graduate Nathanial Anderson Southern Utah University Lisa Ann Chavis University of Louisiana at Lafayette Alexandra Baker Jacksonville University Erin De Guzman University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Christina Bello Hope College Jessica DiNisco Vanderbilt University Cathryn Elizabeth Burley Texas State University Carly Enders Vanderbilt University Kristin Carr University of Minnesota Erik Lee Samuel Merritt University Sarah Collins University of Texas Medical Branch Adam Margolis University of Tennessee Health Science Center Beth Corcoran University of Florida Suzanne Medina DeSales University Amber Gamel Chemeketa Community College Kosuke Niitsu University of Nebraska Medical Center Amalia Gedney University of Iowa Elvira Maria Pertega Andia New York University Abbey Knur Northern Illinois University Shannon Richmond University of Pennsylvania Ryoko Pentecost Boise State University Laura Romano Rutgers University Harpreet Singh-Gill Marquette University Melinda Roth Illinois State University Caitlyn Stein University of Mary Monique Sawyer Arizona State University Jennifer Suarez Oregon Health Science University, Monmouth Cynthia Wilborn University of Tennessee Health Science Center Emily Weyler Emory University Kathy Wright University of Utah   2011 APNA Student Scholars Graduate Undergraduate Becky Austin-Morris University of Kansas Megan Copel Villanova University Miranda Dobe The College of St. Scholastica Natalie Fluent University of Michigan Emily Hoppe Johns Hopkins University Christina Jolley University of Pittsburgh Kristen Kichefski Rhode Island College Amy LaValla Minnesota State University, Moorhead Michelle Leibach Carlow University Kelly Mrzyglod Mercy College of Northwest Ohio Samantha Paradis University of Maine Christina Peters Purdue University Charmaine Platon University of California, Irvine Natalie Speagle University of North Carolina, Charlotte Breanne Starks Pacific Lutheran University Candace Wellborn University of North Carolina, Wilmington Danielle Bertram Wichtia State University Sandra Brooks Vanderbilt University Linda Cabage University of Tennessee Tamara Cafaro Rutgers College Lauren Fiola Yale University Amanda Schuh (Krohn) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Brenda Kucirka Widener University Tammi Plantan University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Deb Rush Gonzaga University Jody Sokoloff MGH Institute of Health Professions Debbie Stevens Emory University Mary Stolder University of Iowa Justin White University of Utah Christine Williamitis University of Tennessee Health Science Center   2010 APNA Student Scholars Graduate Undergraduate Sunhee Cho Hunter College, CUNY Fayomi Agboola Azusa Pacific University Katherine Darling UTHSC, Memphis TN Samantha Brattin University of Missouri Nicholas Guenzel University of Nebraska Medical Center Christine Kinslow AMH Dixon School of Nursing Irma Jordan UTHSC, Memphis TN Aparna Kumar University of Pennsylvania Sandra Lavelle University Of Akron Courtney Lee University of Iowa Chao-Yin Li University of Washington Annie Mascorro Johns Hopkins University Megan Liu University of Iowa Arkady Millard Minnesota State University Moorhead Vanessa Long University of Alabama at Birmingham Laura Mitchell Johns Hopkins University Macey Luo University of Hawaii-Manoa Jennifer Oh University of Iowa Ukamaka Oruche Indiana University Grace Olamijulo Hope College Kerry Parsons Shenandoah University Katherine Polefko Ursuline College Nicole Rozek Brodrick University of Minnesota Nicole Que Mount St. Mary's College Rebecca Schroeder Regis College Sheila Rainey Indiana Weselyan University, Cleveland Janet Somlyay Arizona State University Viviana Saez Seminole State College of Florida Laura Withorne-Maloney South Dakota State University Neelam Sims Linfield College   2009 APNA Student Scholars Graduate Alan Amberg DePaul University Marco Belluardo-Crosby University of Massachusetts Susan Blaakman University of Rochester Dannette Eveloff University of Nebraska Medical Center Sally Hough Ohio State University Donna Rolin-Kenny New York University Jason Lai Ohio State University Carol Marchetti Boston College Andretta Randall Immaculata University Rita Ray-Mihm University of Minnesota Brandon Respress Case Western Reserve University Stephanie Rodriguez University of California at San Francisco Joyce Sasse Creighton University Patricia Sayre Pace University Nancy Wolf University of Alabama Birmingham Undergraduate Ebony Anderson North Dakota State University Maureen Bradley New York University Courtney Dewart Indiana University Tranika Eaton Medical College of Georgia Brittany Evans University of Louisville Alexis Krieger Rockhurst University/Research College of Nursing Elizabeth Leppert Virginia Commonwealth University Magdalena Majcher-Tascio New York University Margaret Ashley McLaughlin Virginia Commonwealth University Sarah Miner University of Wisconsin-Madison Melissa Morris Medical College of Georgia Erin O'Reilly Valparaiso University Gia Santoro Yale School of Nursing Melanie Singh Catholic University of America Megan Walsh University of Scranton   2008 APNA Student Scholars Graduate Susan Barker Kent State University Bonnie D'Souza University of Iowa Ana Duarte University of Maryland Julia Jaskwhich Medical University of South Carolina Sarah Levine Yale University Sarah MacLaurin Boston College Michael O'Connor University of Massachusetts Lowell Shi Wei Ong University of California, San Francisco Brian Pollock Vanderbilt University Judy Risko Kent State University Martha Root Northeastern University Julia Smith Ohio State University Yasemin Turkman Yale University Bradley Why University of Virginia Tory Woodard Vanderbilt University Undergraduate Mary Brockman Mid-State Technical College Joseph Bullock University of North Alabama Sandra Cassidy Essex County College Ariana Chao Boston College Jennifer Engel Boston College Denise Fairbank New Hampshire Technical Institute Sarah Gysbers Mesa State College Marissa Lepore Adelphi University ShanaRae Lim Hawaii Pacific University Salma Mansour University of Akron Stacie Pouh Mid-State Technical College Sarah Struebig Mid-State Technical College Tyler Watkins Maricopa Community College Jennifer Wilson University of Pennsylvania Pai-Han Arthur Yeh California State University, Los Angeles   2007 APNA Student Scholars Graduate   Undergraduate  Winola Amodio-Burkhart Frances Ballard Della Derscheid Kelley Edds Margaret Grady Susan Griffin Michael Hasselberg Anna Hume Gisli Kristofersson R.

Congratulations to the following recipients of the APNA Annual Awards for 2009: Psychiatric Nurse of the Year          Marlene Nadler-Moodie, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC Distinguished Service Award          Gail W. Stuart, PHD, RN, CS, FAAN Award for Excellence in Education          Beth J. Phoenix, RN, PhD Award for Excellence in Leadership-Advanced          Nancy P.

DESCRIPTION The APNA Psychiatric Nurse of the Year Award recognizes an APNA member who demonstrates vision, perseverance, dedication, initiative and facilitation in the delivery of mental health services to individuals, families and their communities. The individual must have been a member of APNA for at least two years. CRITERIA Demonstrates vision in providing creative solutions.



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