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Educational Grants

AANN strives to provide resources for all neuroscience nurses to help elevate their practice and support their education. Educational grant opportunities are listed below and are updated as more become available.

Agnes Marshall Walker Foundation Grants

AMWF logoThe Agnes Marshall Walker Foundation (AMWF), an allied organization of AANN, supports its namesake’s belief that all nurses should have access to education and the opportunity for professional development. Donations raised will exclusively fund the AMWF grant program and the total number of grant recipients will be determined by the AMWF Board of Directors.

Applications are available for download below and on the AMWF website. For questions about the applications or any of the awards below, e-mail grants@amwf.org.

Research Grant

The AMWF Research Grant is awarded to AANN members to provide financial assistance to neuroscience nursing research projects that address the clinical practice, educational, certification, or administrative dimensions of neuroscience nursing.  The total number of grant recipients will be determined by the AMWF Board of Directors.

The deadline to submit applications for the Research Grant has passed. Questions about the grant or the application?  Contact us at grants@amwf.org.

2018 Recertification Grant Recipients
Renee Colsch
Malissa Mulkey

AANN Annual Meeting Travel Grant

The AMWF Travel Grant is awarded to AANN members to provide financial assistance to attend the 2019 AANN Annual Meeting.  The grant is valued at $750.00 which can be used for registration, special sessions, and/or travel and hotel expenses.  The total number of grant recipients will be determined by the AMWF Board of Directors.  This year's AANN Annual Meeting will be held in Denver, CO.

The deadline to submit applications for the AANN Annual Meeting Travel Grant has passed. Questions about the grant or the application? Contact us at grants@amwf.org.

"Receiving the AMWF travel grant allowed me to check off a career bucket list item of speaking at a national education meeting! As our hospital's stroke program coordinator, I was also able to take back a lot of great information to improve our program." - Heather Sudduth, OTR/L, CCM, CEAS, Stroke Program Coordinator - Singing River Health System

2019 Annual Meeting Travel Grant Recipients
Megan Albrecht
Amy Alexander
Mona Cheung
Jessica DeWitt
Caitlyn Dicola
Tracey Keeley
LaBrentha Lonon
Amy O’Jack
Megan Price
Laura Reiter
Shanna Rittberg

International Neuroscience Nursing Research Symposium Travel Grant

The International Neuroscience Nursing Research Symposium (INNRS) Travel Grant is awarded to neuroscience nursing professionals to provide financial assistance to attend the 3rd Annual International Neuroscience Nursing Research Symposium in Austin, Texas. The grant is valued at $750.00 which can be used for registration, special sessions, and/or travel and hotel expenses. The total number of grant recipients will be determined by the AMWF Board of Directors.

The deadline to submit for the 2019 INNRS Travel Grant has passed. Questions about the grant or the application? Contact us at grants@amwf.org.

2018 INNRS Travel Grant Recipient
Rozina Bhimani

ABNN Certification Grant

The ABNN Certification Grant is awarded to AANN members to provide financial assistance who have not yet obtained the Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN) or Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN) credential.  The total number of grant recipients will be determined by the AMWF Board of Directors.

The deadline to submit the first round of applications for the 2019 ABNN Certification Grant has passed.  The second round of ABNN Certification Grants will open in Summer 2019. Questions about the grant or the application?  Contact us at grants@amwf.org.

2018 Certification Grant Recipients
Rachel Boehm
Alyssa Bragg
Breda Crank
Katayoun Jalali
Kristi Lech
Jennifer Marquez

AANN Advances in Stroke Care Conference Travel Grant

The AANN Advances in Stroke Care Conference Grant is awarded to provide financial assistance to neuroscience and stroke nursing professionals to advance their career by receiving funding to attend the AANN Advances in Stroke Care Conference.  The total number of grant recipients will be determined by the AMWF Board of Directors.

The deadline to submit for the 2019 AANN Advances in Stroke Care Conference Travel Grant is Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Questions about the grant or the application?  Contact us at grants@amwf.org.

2018 Stroke Conference Travel Grant Recipients
Amanda Andrews
Megan Buchwald
Alek Collins
Deb Gregoire
Casey Okong’o
Angela Von Feldt
Cathy Walsh
Michael Whitehurst

CNRN/SCRN Recertification Grant

The CNRN/SCRN Recertification Grant is awarded to AANN members to provide financial assistance to those who are due to recertify their CNRN/SCRN credential by December 31, 2018.  The total number of grant recipients will be determined by the AMWF Board of Directors.

The deadline to submit applications for the 2018 Recertification Grant has passed. Questions about the grant or the application? Contact us at grants@amwf.org.

2018 Recertification Grant Recipients
Honoree Ceballos
Kimberley Collise
Jennifer Edwards

AMWF Grant to Philippines Nurses for SCRN Certification

AMWF awarded a grant to Philippines nurses to cover study materials and the SCRN certification exam fee. We are proud to report that so far 8 nurses have passed the exam.

Certification for Philippines Nurses
Wella Avila-Taruc
Ericson Batan
Nikko Carpena
Pamela Dolar
Louie Paul Eugenio
Mark Gil Dela Rose
Karen Ilano
Camille Loraine Pilac
Joana Lyn Racpan-Cauntay
Diana Jean Serondo

Research Grant Recipients

2015
• Michael S. Rodgers – "When Is an ICP Transducer Providing a Value Reflecting True ICP (WAIT A TIC)?"

2016
• Molly McNett – "Optimizing How Nurses Record And Monitor Cerebral Perfusion Pressure (ON RAMP)."
• Elizabeth Zink – "Perceptions of Early Mobility in the Neuroscience Critical Care Unit: POEM."

2017
• Marianne Beare – "Exploration of Patient Experience With Alternative Therapies Used to Treat Neuropathic Pain: A Pilot Study."

2018
• Renee Colsch – "Unique Stroke Symptoms in Women: A Systematic Review of Assessment Tools and Registries."
• Malissa Mulkey – "Methods of Identifying Neurological Delirium."

2019
• Kathrina Siaron – "Comparative Assessment of the Location for Non-Invasive Blood Pressure Measurement (CATNIP)."
• Meghan Hultman – "Stroke Survivor-Caregiver Dyads: Feasibility of a Brief Psychosocial Intervention for Depressive Symptoms and Quality-of-Life."