Special Interest Scholarships

Safe Medication Practices

AACN will accept scholarship applications from members participating in Safe Medication programs such as these:

Nurse in Washington Internship

AACN scholarships are available for attendance by members at the annual Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) program, which is usually held during February or March on a "Sunday through Tuesday" schedule, in Washington, D.C.

The highly regarded NIWI program — sponsored by the Nursing Organizations Alliance, a coalition to create a strong voice for nurses — teaches nurses how to influence health policy at the local and national levels. Nurses visit Capitol Hill and acquire the skills needed to work with legislators to advance policies and agendas. Visit www.nursing-alliance.org for the most up-to-date information about NIWI.

AACN scholarship applications for the annual NIWI program can be submitted until mid-October. Specific details will be announced to AACN members as they become available. 

NIWI Scholarship Recipients

Effective Communications Training from VitalSmarts

AACN members who register for workshops sponsored by VitalSmarts, including Crucial Conversations, Crucial Accountability, Change Anything and Influencer Training, save 20% on the price of each.

To learn more and find a scheduled workshop near you, visit the VitalSmarts website. To register and receive the AACN discount contact Kelly Luke at kluke@vitalsmarts.com. (Discount cannot be applied to online registration.)

Nursing Alliance Leadership Academy

AACN Continuing Professional Development Scholarships will support attendance by AACN members at the 2013 Nursing Alliance Leadership Academy (NALA), which offers an opportunity for leaders from small and large organizations to build relationships and networks with their counterparts at other nursing organizations.

NALA provides targeted content for newly elected and emerging volunteer leaders with limited knowledge of volunteer board leadership roles and governance strategies for success. The program is ideal for leaders in small organizations with limited resources and for new and emerging staff leaders who wish to learn more about governance roles and responsibilities.

Visit NALA for information.

Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

AACN will accept scholarship applications from members participating in EBP programs such as these:

Arizona State University

Case Western Reserve University

University of Texas Health Science Center

To apply for AACN funding, review information and instructions for scholarship applicants and submit a completed scholarship application along with confirmation from the institution of acceptance into the program of your choice.

AONE Emerging Nurse Leader Institute

AACN will consider scholarship proposals for participation in Emerging Nurse Leader Institute — a workshop hosted by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). Qualified applicants must be current members of both AACN and AONE. 

Read the AACN Bold Voices interview with Pam Rudisill, current president of AONE and former AACN board member, who speaks about the benefits for managers of participating in both organizations.

To apply, review the information and instructions for scholarship applicants and submit a completed scholarship application, along with confirmation from AONE of acceptance into the institute. Remember to allow three months in advance of the institute for processing your scholarship application.

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