Recognizing members with the APNA Memorial Scholarship
Congratulations to APNA members Cornelius Metili and Jenni Smith, this year’s recipients of the APNA Memorial Scholarship. PMH-RNs committed to continuously improving their skills and knowledge base, Metili and Smith are also advancing patient care in their work settings and communities.
Cornelius Metili, RN-BC, BSN
I believe that my lasting impact on PMH nursing will be in promoting a culture of safety and care that empowers patients and reduces the stigma associated with mental health. By championing evidence-based practices and innovative solutions, I hope to continue making a meaningful impact on the field of psychiatric nursing.”
Jenni Smith, BSN, PMH-BC
I strive to educate others about the importance of advocating for and ways we can decrease the stigma associated with mental health. I educate others about person-first language and why we must see people as people and not see them as a diagnosis. I hope to educate my community that it truly is ‘OK to not be OK.’ ”
The APNA Memorial Scholarship was established in 2022 by the APNA Board of Directors to honor the legacies of psychiatric-mental health nurses while supporting nurses as they pursue lifelong learning and advancement of the profession.
This year, the scholarship, funded with donations made in memory of Marlene Nadler-Moodie, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, grants 2 members complimentary registration, travel, and lodging to the APNA 37th Annual Conference this October 4-7 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Congratulations again to these 2 nurses and thank you to the APNA Awards & Recognition Committee for reviewing this year’s applications!