Awards and Scholarships

Congratulations to the 2021 GAPNA Excellence, GAPNA Foundation, and Podium and Poster Awards Recipients.

Winners were announced at the 2021 GAPNA Membership Meeting & Awards Ceremony at the 2021 Annual Conference in San Diego.


GAPNA Excellence Awards

Special Interest Group (SIG) Excellence Award
Post-Acute Care /Long-Term Care SIG

Chapter Excellence Award
Triad Chapter

Excellence Award in Community Service
Katherine A. Evans, DNP, FNP-C, GNP-BC, ACHPN, FAANP

Excellence Award in Clinical Practice
Ron Billano Ordona, DNP, FNP-BC, GS-C

Excellence Award in Education
Kala K. Blakely, CRNP, DNP, NP-C

Excellence Award in Leadership
Georgia BrinitStiffler, NP-BC

Excellence Award in Research
Tracey Yap, Phd, RN, WCC, CNE, FGSA, FAAN

GAPNA Foundation Awards

GAPNA Foundation Awards
Dr. Karen Robson, DNP, FNP

“Health Outcomes Associated with Antipsychotic Medication (APM) Use Among Older Adults with Dementia in United States Long Term Care Facilities”

GAPNA Foundation Research Project Grant Award
Dr Malissa Mulkey, PhD, APRN, CCNS, CCRN, CNRN

“Neuroprotection for Delirium from ACE-Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers”

GAPNA Foundation Clinical Project Grant Award
Yvonne Fourte, BSN, MSN

“Conspiracy of Silence and a Good Death: Perceptions of Hospice Registered Nurses”

UnitedHealth Grant
Dr. Laurie Kennedy-Malone, PhD GNP-BC FAANP, FSA

“Perceived Effectiveness of Nursing Faculty of Clinical Video Simulation for Use in Nurse Practitioner Education”

David Butler Spirit of GAPNA Award
Cynthia J. Gerstenlauer, ANP-BC, GNCS-BC, CDE, CCD

Virginia Lee Cora Research Grant
Dr Sharon Stahl Wexler, PhD, MA, BS

“Examining the Feasibility of a Novel Animatronic Pet to Increase Walker Use in a Sample of Community Dwelling Older Adults

AMDA Foundation Futures Educational Grant
Dr Ozioma Erondu, DNP, CRNP, AGNP-C

Poster Awards

1st Place - Examining Loneliness, Sleep and Quality of Life in Elderly Hospitalized Patients Requiring Skilled Care Through the Lens of COVID-19
Hector Castillo, BSN, RN

2nd Place - Implementing American College of Cardiology Recommendations to Improve Cardiovascular Health Using a Client-Centered Approach
Lisa Marie McCusker, DNP, APRN, FNP; Kimberly Couch, DNP, CNM, FNP-BC

3rd Place - NP Awareness of Bi-Directional Depression-Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Older Adults
Lorraine Novosel, PhD, APRN-CNP, AGPCNP-BC

Podium Award

ADLs, IADLs, and Key Activities of Parkinson's Disease Caregivers: A Secondary Analysis
Ju Young Shin, PhD, APRN, ANP-C; Barbara Haberman, PhD, RN, FAAN


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