2018 APNA Annual Awards


CELEBRATE THE EXTRAORDINARY
ANNOUNCING THE RECIPIENTS OF THE
2018 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. This year's recipients will be recognized in person at the APNA 32nd Annual Conference, online and in communications throughout the year.
 

Mary Moller, DNP, ARNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN
Gig Harbor, WA
Psychiatric Nurse of the Year

"Mary has never shied away from challenging the status quo...[she] is a champion of mental health services for individuals, families, and communities."

Michael Rice, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN
Aurora, CO
Award for Distinguished Service

"Dr. Michael Rice is the perfect example of a scholar, leader, teacher, clinician, mentor and role model whose career trajectory demonstrates the scope of psychiatric nursing."

Teena McGuinness, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
Pelham, AL
Award for Excellence in Education

"Dr. McGuinness is an advocate and mentor for students, faculty, and others who strive for self-improvement. Faculty and peers alike seek her guidance as she always provides a positive, quiet strength to the discussion."

APNA Florida Chapter
Award for Excellence in Innovation - Chapter

"The chapter raised close to $4,000 from a silent auction to benefit NAMI's Free Trauma Counseling fund created after the Stoneman Douglas High school shooting."

Connie Mele, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CARN-AP
Waxhaw, NC
Award for Excellence in Innovation - Individual

"Connie realized there were far too many people with mental illnesses in jail and worked collaboratively
with the sheriff, police chief, district attorney, and public defender for support of a jail diversion program."

Teresa "Tess" Judge-Ellis, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
Iowa City, IA
Award for Excellence in Leadership - APRN

"Dr. Judge-Ellis’ record as a NP advocate, educator, clinician and leader is outstanding...while practicing in an economically and geographically diverse rural state."

LCDR Jacqueline Lopez, BS
Active Duty
Award for Excellence in Leadership - RN

"Jackie possesses a rare blend of vision, drive for quality, and evidenced-based clinical practice...the Navy-wide impact she contributed to is equivalent to a national level impact."

Karen J. Foli, PhD, RN, FAAN
Lafayette, IN
Award for Media

"[Dr. Foli's book] is designed to deliver best practices as advanced practice nurses offer holistic care to non-traditional families...Through her research, Dr. Foli has described and tested a mid-range theory of post-adoption depression."

Jess Calohan, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Potomac Falls, VA
Award for Excellence in Practice - APRN

"Jess has absolutely been an influential role model, especially to veterans suffering from combat related PTSD...He has opened doors around innovative treatment strategies for veterans, an often forgotten population of our nation."

Brenda Marshall, EdD, PMHNP-BC, ANEF
Wayne, NJ
Award for Excellence in Research

"Dr. Marshall has improved psychiatric nursing through her research...[she] continues to engage students and colleagues in increasing awareness of the impact of stigma on patient help-seeking."

 
 
 
 
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