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GAPNA Awards & Scholarships Recipients

Listed in the tabs below, are the recipients of the GAPNA Awards and Scholarships. Read more about and/or apply for this award.

Established Chapter Excellence Award

The Chapter Excellence Award honors a chapter that best promotes the goals of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) through its member relationships, professional activities, and promotion of advanced practice gerontological nursing throughout the local, regional, and/or state during the past year.

The recipients are:

  • 2018 - Great Lakes Chapter
  • 2017 - Georgia Chapter
  • 2016 - Great Lakes Chapter
  • 2015 - Great Lakes Chapter
  • 2014 - Great Lakes Chapter
  • 2013 - Georgia Chapter
  • 2012 - Florida Chapter
  • 2011 - Great Lakes
  • 2010 - Georgia Chapter
  • 2009 - Chicagoland Chapter

Read more about and/or apply for this award.

Emerging Chapter Excellence Award

(New in 2018) The Emerging Chapter Excellence Award honors a chapter that is smaller, newer, or revitalizing that best promotes the goals of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) through its member relationships, professional activities, and promotion of advanced practice gerontological nursing throughout the local, regional, and/or state during the past year. The winning chapter will be awarded $250.00.

The recipients are:

  • 2018 - Great Lakes Chapter

Read more about and/or apply for this award.

Special Interest Group Excellence Award

The Special Interest Group Excellence Award honors a SIG that best promotes the goals of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) through its member involvement, professional activities, and promotion of Gerontological advanced practice gerontological nursing during the past year.

The recipients are:

  • 2018 - Acute/Emergent Care SIG
  • 2017 - GeroPsych SIG
  • 2016 - Post Acute Care/Long Term Care SIG
  • 2015 - Post Acute Care/Long Term Care SIG
  • 2014 - Post Acute Care/Long Term Care SIG
  • 2013 - Post Acute Care/Long Term Care SIG

Read more about and/or apply for this award.

Excellence in Clinical Practice Award

This award for outstanding clinical practice should be to an individual who demonstrates a commitment to geriatric clinical practice.

The recipients are:

  • 2018 - Cynthia Gerstenlauer, ANP,GCNS-BC, CDE, CCD
  • 2017 - Suzanne Ransehousen
  • 2016 - Camille Fitzpatrick, MSN, AGPCNP-BC
  • 2015 - Angelica Brown GNP-BC
  • 2014 - Patricia Walker
  • 2013 - Linda Keilman
  • 2012 - Sharri Rittenhouse
  • 2011 - Charlene A. Demers, GNP-BC
  • 2010 - Katherine Abraham, MSN, RN, NP-C
  • 2009 - Barbara (Nikki) Davis
  • 2008 - James Lawrence
  • 2007 - Nancy Henry
  • 2006 - Lolita Massengill

Read more about and/or apply for this award.

Excellence in Community Service Award

This award for outstanding community service should be to an individual who demonstrates a commitment to service to the community.

The recipients are:

  • 2018 - Karen Tepper, MS, ANP-BC, LNHA
  • 2017 - Marva Edwards-Marshall
  • 2016 - Clarice Wasmuth, MSN, ANP-BC
  • 2015 - Karen Devereaux Melillo, PhD, A-GNP-C, FAANP, FGSA
  • 2014 - Michelle Moccia
  • 2013 - Irene Campbell
  • 2012 - Carrie Plummer
  • 2011 - Stacey Chapman, ANP-BC
  • 2009 - James Lawrence
  • 2007 - Suzanna Valerie
  • 2006 - Lois Hamel

Read more about and/or apply for this award.

Excellence in Education Award

The award for excellence in education recognizes an individual involved in the teaching and/or design of gerontological nurse practitioner curriculum or course content.

The recipients are:

  • 2018 - Valerie Gruss, PhD, APN, CNP-BC
  • 2017 - Barbara Harrison
  • 2016 - Linda Keilman, DNP, GNP-BC
  • 2015 - Lynda A. Mackin, PhD, AGPCNP-BC, CCNS
  • 2014 - Deborah Dunn
  • 2013 - Julie Stanic-Hutt
  • 2012 - James Lawrence
  • 2011 - Cynthia Luther, DSN, GNP, FNP
  • 2010 - Carolyn Clevenger, DNP, GNP-BC
  • 2009 - Evelyn Duffy
  • 2007 - Lynn Chilton
  • 2006 - Laurie Kennedy-Malone

Read more about and/or apply for this award.

Excellence in Leadership Award

This award for outstanding leadership should be to an individual who demonstrates a commitment to geriatrics; through direct care, education and/or research.

The recipients are:

  • 2018 - Deborah Dunn, EdD, MSN, GNP-BC, ACNS-BC, GS-C
  • 2017 - Sue Mullaney and Cindy Gerstenlauer
  • 2016 - Clarice Wasmuth, MSN, ANP-BC
  • 2015 - Nikki Davis, MSN, FNP-C, GNP-BC, ACHPN
  • 2014 - Jennifer Kim
  • 2013 - Pat Kappas-Larson
  • 2012 - Jo Ann Fisher
  • 2011 - Lisa Byrd, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
  • 2010 - Alicia Wolf, GNP-BC
  • 2009 - Kathleen Fletcher
  • 2008 - Barbara (Nikki) Davis, Sharon Maguire
  • 2007 - James Lawrence
  • 2006 - Jenice Guzman

Read more about and/or apply for this award.

Excellence in Research Award

This award for research should be to an individual who demonstrates a commitment to research in nursing that benefits the geriatric community.

The recipients are:

  • 2018 - Melissa Batchelor-Murphy, PhD, RN-BC, FNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN
  • 2017 - Valerie Sabol
  • 2015 - Linda Beuscher, PhD, GNP-B
  • 2014 - Debra Hain
  • 2013 - Nancy Hodgson
  • 2012 - Fang Yu
  • 2011 - Niloufar Hadidi, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC (Emerging), Ruth Palan Lopez, PhD, GNP-BC (Established)
  • 2010 - Mary Perloe, APRN-BC, GNP
  • 2006 - Kathleen Walshe Scura

Read more about and/or apply for this award.

GAPNA APRN Scholarship

Scholarship amounts are at least $2,500, and may be awarded up to $5,000.

2014-15 GAPNA/APRN SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

On behalf of the Education Committee, it is my pleasure to announce the five winners of the second annual GAPNA/APRN Student Scholarship, endowed by the Brooklyn Home for Aged Men. The $5,000 scholarship is for education leading to a Masters’ or Doctoral degree in Nursing with a focus on care of older adults.

Please join me in extending congratulations to:

  • Stephanie Edwards – North Carolina
  • Carolyn Le – Illinois
  • Jennifer Ohman – Michigan 
  • Ann Pedack – Washington
  • Amber Staedtler – Arizona

Many applications were received from students who described their commitment to the care of older adults. We would like to thank all of these student applicants and the educators/clinicians who wrote heart-felt letters of recommendation. It was a difficult decision to select among many wonderful applicants.

I would also like to acknowledge the Education committee members who donated time and effort to revise and recommend criteria for the 2nd year Scholarship AND served as reviewers. Members serving on the Scholarship Committee: Laurie Kennedy-Malone (Board Liaison), Natalie Baker, Midge Bowers, Penny Copper, Virginia Lee Cora, Vaunette Fay, Melodee Harris, M. J. Henderson, Melissa Kramps, Joanne Miller, and Gail Prothe.

Barbara E Harrison  PhD, GNP-BC, FNP-BC
Education Committee Chair

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Health Affairs Scholarship

The Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) Health Affairs Scholarship was established to provide assistance to a GAPNA member who wishes to attend the annual American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) National Nurse Practitioner Summit.

The recipients are:

  • 2018 - Ronda Thompson, MSN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC
  • 2017 - Izabela Kazana, DNP, AGPCNP-BC
  • 2016 - Deborah Wolff-Baker, MSN, ACHPN, FNP-BC
  • 2014 - Deborah Onken, DNP, GNP-BC
  • 2013 - Connie Carunchia
  • 2012 - Meghan Routt
  • 2011 - Marigold (Margo) A. Packheiser, MSN, ANP/GNP, RN
  • 2010 - Patty Kang, MSN, GNP, RN

Read more about and/or apply for this award.

 


GAPNA Foundation Awards

The primary goal of the GAPNA Foundation is to provide financial support for research and educational opportunities. The GAPNA Foundation offers annual awards and cash prizes.

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