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ABSNC and ABNS is proud to announce 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 scholarship is intended to cover the cost of the registration fee and contribute toward the travel expenses related to participating in ABNS Conferences. The Sandra Lee Schafer ABNS Scholarship is an annual award.

The application will be available online from September 1 until November 30 and the recipient(s) will be announced in January.

View the Application

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.

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

ABNS – American Board of Nursing Specialties

Regarding Verification of Credentials
ABNS does not verify certification credentials of individual certified nurses. To verify a credential, contact the certifying agency that granted the credential. ABNS does 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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