Scholarships & Awards Recipients

2022 Open / Close Dates for all AAACN Scholarships & Awards:
- Application / nomination submissions are for the time-period November 16, 2021 – September 15, 2022.
- Submissions must be received in the National Office by September 15, 2022, 11:59 PM Eastern.
- All submissions received after that date will be considered for the next year.

American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) scholarships and awards are funded through the Silent Auction held at the annual conference, and through private donations.

Scholarships and awards are presented at the annual conference. The AAACN supports the advancement of ambulatory care nurses and nursing practice through the provision of excellence, scholarship, and/or research awards to qualified applicants.

Congratulations to the winners below!

2022

Amy Cadoret, MHA, MSN, NEA-BC, AMB-BC

Amy Cadoret, MHA, MSN, NEA-BC, AMB-BC

Administrative Excellence Award

Darla Niehaus, RN, AMB-BC

Darla Niehaus, RN, AMB-BC

Clinical Excellence Award

Jessica Varghese, PhD, RN

Jessica Varghese, PhD, RN

Conference Scholarship

Andrea Garcia, RN

Andrea Garcia, RN

Conference Scholarship for New Nurses

Chloe Esposito

Chloe Esposito

Conference Scholarship for Nursing Students

Susan Webber, MSN, RN, CPN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, CCCTM

Susan Webber, MSN, RN, CPN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, CCCTM

Carol Rutenberg Telephone Triage/EBP Project Award

Terri White, MSN, RN

Terri White, MSN, RN

Research/Evidence-Based Practice Project Award

Connie DeGuzman, MSN, RN

Connie DeGuzman, MSN, RN

Candia Baker Laughlin Certification Scholarship

Leondra Weiss, MN, RN

Leondra Weiss, MN, RN

Education Scholarship

2021

Cynthia Murray, BN, RN, AMB-BC

Administrative Excellence Award

Kendra Sutton, DNP, RN-BC, NEA-BC

Carol Rutenberg Telephone Triage EBP Project Award

Melissa Taylor, BSN, RN

Education Scholarship

2020

 
Amy Fulwood

Amy Michele Fulwood, MSN, RN-BC, VHA-CM

Conference Scholarship

Mary Kate Sweeney

Mary Kate Sweeney, DNP, RN-BC, CCCTM

Conference Scholarship

Beth Beck

Beth Beck, BSN, RN, CCCTM

Education Scholarship

Sarah Flores

Sarah L. Flores, MSN, RN, NE-C

Education Scholarship

Shelly Johnson

Shelly Johnson, RNC

Conference Scholarship for Nursing Students

2019

Amy Eilertsen, MN, RN-BC

Research Grant

Amy Fulwood, BSN, RN-BC, VHA-CM

Clinical Excellence Award

Elizabeth "Libby" Barton, RN-BC

Conference Scholarship

Karen Mastrolonardo, BA, RN-BC

Education Scholarship

Carol Rutenberg, RN-BC, C-TNP, MNSc

President's Above and Beyond Award

Stephanie Witwer, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

President's Above and Beyond Award

Stephanie Witwer, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Administrative Excellence Award


 

Victoria Billings, RN

Conference Scholarship - NEW RNs in nursing 2 years or less

Dawn Williams, MSN, RN, CCCTM

Certified in Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCCTM) Certification Grant and passed the exam in 2019

 

Recipient for the Candia Laughlin Certification Scholarship has yet to be announced.

2018

Julie Alban, MSN, MPH, RN-BC, CCCTM

President's Above and Beyond Award

Kathy Andersen, MSN, CCM, RN-BC

Conference Scholarship (Members in Nursing 2+ years)

Erin Black, BSN, RN, CPEN

Research/Evidence Based Practice Project Grant

Sobha Fuller, DNP, RN-BC, NEA-BC

Administrative Excellence Award

Trudy Laffoon, MA, RN-BC

Education Scholarship

 

Sean Maher

Conference Scholarship for Nursing Student

  LT Liza Orillano Stone, MSN, RN-BC
Certified in Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCCTM) Certification Grant, and passed the exam in September 2018.

 

Anabel Quintanar, MSN, PHN, RN-BC

Clinical Excellence Award

Recipients for the following (below) will be announced after they have passed the certification exam. Good luck!

  • Candia Laughlin Certification Scholarship
  • CCCTM Certification Grant, awarded by MSNCB

2017

Julie Alban, MSN, MPH, RN-BC, CCCTM

Evidence-Based Practice Project Award

Sarah Espin, MSN, RN-BC, VHA-CM

Conference Scholarship (Members in Nursing 2+ years).

Gina Hernandez, BSN, RN, PHN

Education Scholarship

Christine M. Griffel

Christine M. Griffel, MSN, RN-BC, CCCTM

Certified in Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCCTM) Certification Grant, and passed the exam in March 2018.


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CJ Mazzeo, BSN, RN-BC, CCCTM, VHA-CM

Clinical Excellence award (pictured with Nancy May, DNP, RN-BC, NEA-BC, Past President (2015-2016), and Cynthia Nowicki Hnatiuk, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN, AAACN's Chief Executive Officer)


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Joan Pate, MS, BSN, RN-BC

President's Above and Beyond award (pictured with Debra Cox, MS, RN, CENP, Past President (2016-2017)

Linda Schnolis, BSN, RN

Conference Scholarship for members/NEW RNs in nursing 2 years or less


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Beth Ann Swan, PhD, CRNP, FAAN

President's Above and Beyond award (pictured with Debra Cox, MS, RN, CENP, Past President (2016-2017)


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Julie Tuttle, MSN, RN-BC

Administrative Excellence award (pictured with Nancy May, DNP, RN-BC, NEA-BC, Past President (2015-2016), and Cynthia Nowicki Hnatiuk, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN, AAACN's Chief Executive Officer)

 

Angela Williams

Conference Scholarship for Nursing Students

Recipients for the following (below) will be announced after they have passed the certification exam. Good luck!

  • Candia Laughlin Certification Scholarship.
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