Awards, Professional Development Grants, and Scholarships

The AANAC and AADNS Awards, Professional Development Grants, and Scholarships program was established to recognize and reward nurse leaders and facilities that practice and demonstrate the highest level of care and quality of living for residents. We proudly celebrate these leaders and provide opportunities for professional development and personal advancement. If you're proud of your work or the work of your colleagues, recognize them by nominating them to receive one of these prestigious awards, grants, or scholarships. 

2019 Application Process

AANAC and AADNS Awards and Professional Development Grants Application Process

Thank you for your interest in submitting an application for the 2019 Awards, Professional Development Grants, and Scholarships. Please see below for a list of available awards, grants, and scholarships. The applications will be open from Oct. 15 - Dec. 14, 2018. If you have questions or need to inquire about an application you submitted, please reach out to Deborah White.

Awards

The winner of each of these awards will receive a complimentary registration to the 2019 AANAC and AADNS Conference and a travel stipend.

Professional Development Grants

  • President's Grant - Complimentary registration for the online ten-course DNS-CT certification program, the five-course QCP certification program, or the online ten-course RAC-CT certification program
  • Founder's Grant - Complimentary registration to the 2019 AANAC and AADNS Conference and a travel stipend
  • Rena R. Shephard Grant - Complimentary registration to the 2019 AANAC and AADNS Conference for a NAC and first-time attendee, as well as a travel stipend

LTC Nursing Education Foundation Scholarships

  • Cheryl M. Thomas Scholarship (Supported by the friends and family of Cheryl M. Thomas and Cerner) - $5,000 toward a BSN program for a current or enrolled student. 
  • Carter-Elmblad Family Scholarship - $3,000 scholarship awarded to a current or enrolled nursing student in a BSN, MSN, or DNP program at an accredited university. The winner of this scholarship will receive a complimentary registration to the 2019 AANAC and AADNS Conference and a travel stipend.