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2017 Grant & Scholarship Recipients

AUSTIN, TX AANP is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2017 Grant and Scholarship Program awards. AANP is honored to have awarded $60,000 in scholarships and grants to its members. Recipients will be acknowledged at the AANP 2017 National Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 20 – 25.

2017 Grant Award Recipients ($2,500)

  • Michelle A. Beauchesne, DNSc, RN, CPNP, FAAN, FAANP, FNAP of Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • Lorinda A. Coombs, PhD(c), FNP-BC, AOCNP of the University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Chin Hwa (Gina) Dahlem, PhD, FNP-C, FAANP of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Dawn O. Eckhoff, MSN, ARNP, CPNP of the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
  • Douglas Sutton, EdD, MSN, MPA, APRN, NP-C of Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

2017 Scholarship Award Recipients ($2,500)
Master’s in Nursing Scholarship

  • Lisa Bosio, BSN, RN, CDE of Michigan State University, Milford, MI
  • James Erik Cooksey, RN, BSN of the University of Southern Mississippi, Meridian, MS
  • Tabatha Dominguez, BSN, RN of Chamberlain College of Nursing, Hondo, TX
  • Paul R. Gibson, BSN, RN of Michigan State University, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Christine Higgins, CCRN of Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Wendy Hovden, BSN, RN, CCRN of Walden University, Anchorage, AK
  • Melissa Johnson, BSN, RN, CPN, CCRN of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Amelia Muir, BSN, RN-BC of New York University, New York, NY
  • Jed Nieves, BSN, RN of Duke University, Finksburg, MD
  • Jennifer Quider, RN, BSN of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Miami, FL
  • Katherine Marie Taylor, RN, BSN, CPN of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Brandon, MS
  • Amanda Thoms, RN, BSN of Briar Cliff University, Yankton, SD
  • Mirabel T. Usongo, RN of Regis University, Aurora, CO
  • Steven Wiseman, BA, BSN, RN, CCRN, CEN of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Roanoke, VA

Doctor of Nursing Practice - Post Master Scholarship

  • Adele Marie Caruso, MSN, CRNP of Vanderbilt University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Ana Huaringa, ANP-BC of Rush University, Saint Joseph, MI

Doctor of Nursing Practice - BSN to DNP Scholarship

  • Sara K. Herbenick, BSN, RN of the University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • Dawn Sugg, RN, BSN, DNP-S of the University of Mary, Hinsdale, MT

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing or Related Field Scholarship

  • Katheryne Tifuh Amba, PhD(c), DNP, ACNP-BC of Barnes Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing, Chicago, IL

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