ABSNC and ABNS proudly announce that they have established the Sandra Lee Schafer ABNS Scholarship. Sandra Lee (Sandy) Schafer participated enthusiastically in ABNS. She mentored many professionals and strongly advocated for nursing specialty certification. In December 2018, Sandy passed away. To honor her memory, ABSNC and ABNS have collaborated to establish the Sandra Lee Schafer ABNS Scholarship.
The first scholarships will be granted in January 2020. Two recipients will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. These funds are intended to pay the ABNS registration fee and contribute toward the travel expenses related to participating in the March 2020 ABNS meeting. The Sandra Lee Schafer ABNS Scholarship will become an annual award.
The application will be available online from September 1, 2019 until November 30, 2019. Recipients will be chosen during December 2019 and announced in January 2020. You may view the application at this time at http://sgiz.mobi/s3/Sandra-Lee-Schafer-ABNS-Scholarship-2019. Applications will not be accepted until September 1, 2019. To progress through the application pages, you must enter letters or numbers in the fields.
The application requires:
ABSNC and ABNS are also developing a research grant to be awarded to an applicant whose research addresses the relationship of specialty nursing certification to positive patient outcomes. More information about the research grant application will be available later this year. ABSNC and ABNS plan to make the research grant application available online in November 2019.
Please contact Felicia Lembesisflembesis@ahredchair.com with questions or to ask for further information.