Florida Chapter of GAPNA

FL-GAPNA Scholarship Award

Posted about 1 year ago by Michelle Lewis

$1500 Scholarship Award for Outstanding Advanced Practice Nursing Student

The FL-GAPNA CHAPTER of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) seeks to recognize one outstanding RN student currently enrolled in an advanced practice nursing (APRN) program. This award is for a student who exemplifies the goals of FL- GAPNA by demonstrating a commitment to gerontological nursing and improving the care of older adults.

The award recipient  will receive an email by June 21st 2019 and the $1500.00 check will be presented at our board meeting on July 20th 2019.

Deadline: April 30th, 2019. All materials must be submitted by this date.

Awarders: FL-GAPNA Board of Directors

Exclusion Criteria

  • Already licensed as an APRN


Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the APRN student must submit all of the following criteria before the deadline:

  • Proof of registered nurse license in Florida
  • Proof of enrollment in an APRN Master’s degree or Doctorate program in good standing
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two professional references (May be attached in brief letter that includes reference’s contact information and signature)
  • A one page statement by the student addressing:  
  1. Career goals
  2. At least 2 examples of how the applicant has advocated for quality care of older adults.
  3. How APRN’s can promote communication and collaboration among health care providers.

Please send completed items to arnpmichelle@yahoo.com

Please call or email Michelle Lewis at 321-536-9089 or at above email address with any questions.

Michelle Lewis, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, GNP-BC

FL-GAPNA president