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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   .

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-PMH APNA Award for Excellence in Practice-RN-PMH APNA Award for Excellence in Research APNA Award for Excellence in Leadership-Generalist 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 2012 2011 Mary Ann Nihart MA, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC 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.

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.

Congratulations to the 2013 recipients of the APNF Research Grants! 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 received a $5,000 grant and a complimentary registration to the APNA 27th Annual Conference.     Marian J.

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.S.

2012 APNA Student Scholars Nursing students from across the United States were invited to apply for the 2012 APNA Student Scholarship Program. The applications underwent rigorous review by the Awards & Recognition Committee who selected 15 undergraduate and 15 graduate students to receive this scholarship. The scholarship includes registration, travel and lodging expenses to attend the APNA 26th Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 7-10, 2012.

2011 Scholars 2010 Scholars 2009 Scholars 2008 Scholars 2007 Scholars 2006 Scholars 2011 APNA Student Scholars Graduate Becky Austin-Morris University of Kansas 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 Undergraduate 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 2010 APNA Student Scholars Graduate  Sunhee Cho  Hunter College, CUNY  Katherine Darling  UTHSC, Memphis TN  Nicholas Guenzel  University of Nebraska Medical Center  Irma Jordan  UTHSC, Memphis TN  Sandra Lavelle  University Of Akron  Chao-Yin Li  University of Washington  Megan Liu  University of Iowa  Vanessa Long  University of Alabama at Birmingham  Macey Luo  University of Hawaii-Manoa  Ukamaka Oruche  Indiana University  Kerry Parsons  Shenandoah University  Nicole Rozek Brodrick  University of Minnesota  Rebecca Schroeder  Regis College  Janet Somlyay  Arizona State University  Laura Withorne-Maloney  South Dakota State University Undergraduate Fayomi Agboola Azusa Pacific University Samantha Brattin University of Missouri Christine Kinslow AMH Dixon School of Nursing Aparna Kumar University of Pennsylvania Courtney Lee University of Iowa Annie Mascorro Johns Hopkins University Arkady Millard Minnesota State University Moorhead Laura Mitchell Johns Hopkins University Jennifer Oh University of Iowa Grace Olamijulo Hope College Katherine Polefko Ursuline College Nicole Que Mount St. Mary's College Sheila Rainey Indiana Weselyan University, Cleveland Viviana Saez Seminole State College of Florida 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.

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 2013 APNA Annual Awards Recipients Past APNA Annual Awards Recipients APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship 2013 APNA Board of Directors Student Scholars Past APNA Student Scholars Awards & Recognition Committee The members of the Awards & Recognition Committee review both Annual Awards nominations and the APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship applications.     Share .

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.

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.

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.

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