Awards and Professional Development Grants

AANAC and AADNS are honored to celebrate the best and brightest in long-term care with awards and professional development grants to recognize their dedication and commitment to improving long-term care and the lives of residents. Do you work with someone outstanding? Recognize their great work by nominating them for one of the AANAC and AADNS awards and professional development grants. 

2019 Awards and Professional Development Grants

AANAC and AADNS Awards and Professional Development Grants Application Process

Thank you for your interest in submitting an application for the 2019 Awards and Professional Development Grants. The application forms will be open from Oct. 15 - Dec. 14, 2018. If you have questions about the application process or requirements, please reach out to Deborah White.

Awards

The winner of each of these awards will receive a complimentary registration to the 2019 AANAC and AADNS Conference and a travel stipend.

Professional Development Grants

  • President's Grant - Complimentary registration for the online ten-course RAC-CT certification program, the online five-course QCP certification program, or the online ten-course DNS-CT certification program
  • Founder's Grant - Complimentary registration to the 2019 AANAC and AADNS Conference and a travel stipend
  • Rena R. Shephard Grant - Complimentary registration to the 2019 AANAC and AADNS Conference for a first-time attendee and a travel stipend

LTC Nursing Education Foundation Scholarships

  • Carter-Elmblad Family Scholarship - $3,000 scholarship awarded to a current or enrolled nursing student in a BSN, MSN, or DNP program at an accredited university. The winner of this scholarship will receive a complimentary registration to the 2019 AANAC and AADNS Conference and a travel stipend.  
  • Cheryl M. Thomas Scholarship (Supported by the friends and family of Cheryl M. Thomas and Cerner) - $5,000 toward a BSN program for a current or enrolled student.

Why recognize someone deserving?

Why should you nominate yourself or someone else for an AANAC award or professional development grant? In the video below, our 2017 winners tell you what that recognition meant to them and what it can mean for someone else!

 

Please note that in 2017 scholarships were renamed Professional Development Grants.