APNA Awards & Scholarships

APNA offers awards, recognition, and 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.

2019 APNA Annual Awards Recipients
Past APNA Annual Awards Recipients

APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship
Through this program, the APNA Board of Directors provides graduate and undergraduate students interested in psychiatric-mental health nursing with registration, travel and lodging expenses to attend the APNA Annual Conference, one year complimentary membership in the APNA, and numerous opportunities for mentorship and networking.

2020 Call for Applications Deadline: April 6
2019 APNA Board of Directors Student Scholars
Past APNA Student Scholars

APNA Research Grant
Each year, the APNA Research Grants program provides funding to seed new investigators as they begin their scholarly careers. Proposals funded may fall within two categories: (1) Research studies to generate new knowledge to advance psychiatric mental health nursing and (2) Evidence-based practice change or quality improvement projects to apply evidence to practice.

2019 APNA Research Grants Recipients

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


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