ABNS – American Board of Nursing Specialties

Sandra Lee Schafer ABNS Scholarship

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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:

  • Contact information and credentials (including certifications) of applicants.
  • Name of the applicant’s sponsoring organization and number of certificants certified by that organization.
  • Explanation of anticipated financial support from the applicant’s sponsoring organization to attend the ABNS Spring meeting.
  • 2 professional references including contact information, organization, and number of years which the reference has known the applicant.
  • A statement, maximum length of 500 words, of the value of ABNS to the applicant with reference to the vision, mission, and values of ABNS. The vision, mission, and values of ABNS are posted on the ABNS website.
  • An indication of the applicant’s willingness to participate in ABNS as an officer, board member, committee member or volunteer for ABNS projects.
  • The application must be submitted online at http://sgiz.mobi/s3/Sandra-Lee-Schafer-ABNS-Scholarship-2019.

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 Lembesis flembesis@ahredchair.com with questions or to ask for further information.

Please Note

Regarding Verification of Credentials
ABNS and ABSNC do not verify certification credentials of individual certified nurses. To verify a credential, contact the certifying agency that granted the credential. ABNS and ABSNC do not administer certification programs.

This website contains information specific to specialty nursing certification and is not intended or designed to give medical or nursing advice.

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