The American Nephrology Nurses Association distributed a variety of nursing excellence awards, educational scholarships, and research grants to members and chapters during ANNA's 45th National Symposium in Anaheim this week.

 

Career Mobility Scholarships

Award: $2,000

– Nancy Edge, RN

Tri State Dialysis

Schullsburg, WI

– Vickie Kanute, RN

Children's Hospital of Alabama

Birmingham, AL

– Sharona Johnson, FNP-BC

PCMH

Goldsboro, NC

– Catherine Picarelli, BSN, RN, CNN

Hackensack University Medical Center

Paramus, NJ

– Ellen Zwilling, BS, RN

FMC-Pitt County Dialysis

Greenville, NC

AbbVie/Pamela Balzer Career Mobility Scholarship

Award: $2,500

– Jade Hendricks, BSN, RN

WVUH

Fairmont, WV

Angelini Pharma Inc. Career Mobility Scholarship

Award: $2,500

– Yolanda Thompson-Martin, MSN, RN, ANP-C

Kidney Associates

Kansas City, MO

Janel Parker Career Mobility Scholarship

Sponsored by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc.

Award: $2,500

– Sharon LaFond, RN, CDN

Baystate Medical Center

Williamsburg, MA

NNCC Career Mobility Scholarships

Award: $2,000

– Sheila Deziel, BSN, RN, CNN

Fresenius Renal Technologies Group

Mesa, AZ

– Deborah Leggett, BSN, RN, CNN

Jackson – Madison County General Hospital

Jackson, TN

– Mary Beth Morrell, BSN, RN, CNN

DaVita

Sugar Grove, PA

Dare to Soar Career Mobility Scholarship

Sponsored by Dr. Rowena W. Elliott

Award: $2,000

– Karen Gaietto, MSN, BSN, CNN

Seneca Dialysis

Tiffin, OH

ANNA Clinical Practice Grants

Award: $2,500

– Sara Kennedy, BSN, RN, CNN

Hoover, AL

– Kelly Leach, BSN, FNP-C

Altru Health System

East Grand Forks, MN

Gloria Scharf Beedie Memorial Grant

Sponsored by the family of Gloria Scharf Beedie

$1,000 and a plaque

– Rhonda Duggan, BS, RN, CCTC

Carolinas Healthcare System

Charlottesville, NC

Nurse in Washington Internship Grants

Complete funding for NIWI

One grant sponsored by Nursing Economic$ and one grant sponsored by ANNA

– Yeewan Sum Kao, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CNN

University of Minnesota Physicians

Minneapolis, MN

– Ruth Grindinger, RN

Fresenius Medical Care

Livingston, MT

ANNA Grant Recipients

ANNA Research Grant

Award: $6,720

– Ann Horigan, PhD, RN

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

Barbara F. Prowant Nursing Research Grant

Sponsored by Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission

Award: $5,000

– Loretta Jackson Brown, PhD(c), RN, CNN

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Atlanta, GA

 

Other Awards

Lifetime membership in ANNA

– Karen Burwell, BSN, RN, CNN

DaVita

Livingston, TX

Ron Brady Memorial Award for Excellence in Volunteer Leadership

Sponsored by Anthony Jannetti, Inc.

Award: $1,000 and a plaque

– Deborah Brooks, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CNN, CNN-NP

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC

Clinical Practice Award

Sponsored by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc.

Award: $1,000 and a plaque

– Joan Wokpara, BSN, RN

DaVita

Powder Springs, GA

Nephrology Nurse Educator Award

Sponsored by DaVita

Award: $1,000 and a plaque

– Rowena Elliott, PhD, RN, CNN, BC, CNE, AGNP-BC, FAAN

University of Southern Mississipp

Hattiesburg, MS

Excellence in Nephrology Nursing Management Award

Award: $1,000 and a plaque

– Lillian Pryor, MSN, RN, CNN

FMC Loganville, LLC

Lawrenceville, GA

Nephrology Nurse Researcher Award

Award: $1,000 and a plaque

– Debra Hain, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC

Florida Atlantic University and Cleveland Clinic/Florida Department of Nephrology

Weston, FL

Quality Care Award

Sponsored by Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

Award: $2,000 and a plaque

– Leilani Castillo, BSN, RN, CNN

NaphCare, Inc.

Aurora, CO

Spirit of Nephrology Nursing Award

Award: $1,500 and a plaque

– Sandy Miholics, RN, CNN

Healthfirst NY

Neshanic Station, NJ

Outstanding Chapter Recognition Award

Award: $1,000 educational grant

– Alamo City (TX) Chapter

 

Chapters Strategic Collaboration Award

Award: $2,000

Colonial and Mass Bay Chapters

 

Research Abstract Award

Award: $500

Michelle Cassin, RN, CPDN

DaVita Healthcare Partners

Nashua, NH

 

Research Sharing Award

Award: $350

Mary Haras, PhD, MBA, APN, NP-C, CNN

Saint Xavier University

Chicago, IL

 

Kelly McManus Memorial Award

Sponsored by NxStage

Award: $2,000

Marlene Currier, BSN, RN, CNN

Lifeline Vascular Access

Marietta, GA

 

ANNA Board of Directors Award

Award: ANNA logo pin, complimentary registration to a future ANNA National Symposium, and plaque

Nancy Smith, BSN, RN, CNN

Kerkhoven, MN

Representation Award

Award: $500

Juanita (Janie) Martinez, BSN, RN, CCRN, CNN

Alamo Kidney Health

San Antonio, TX

 

Helen Feigenbaum Award for the Promotion of Excellence in Nephrology Nursing

Sponsored by the Feigenbaum Family

Award: $1,000 and a plaque

Cheryl Cress, RN, CNN

Washington University

Wentzville, MO

 

Chapter STAR (Successful Teamwork = Achievements and Recognition) Awards

Award: $1,000

Education: Greater Puget Sound Chapter (Washington)

Evidence-Based Practice: Keystone Chapter (Pennsylvania)

Leadership: Sacramento Valley Chapter (California)

Membership: Greater Minnesota Chapter (Minnesota)

 

Chapter Rising Star Awards

Award: $500

Advocacy: Dallas Chapter (Texas)

Education: Sand Dollar Chapter (Texas)

Evidence-Based Practice: Central Virginia Chapter (Virginia)

Leadership: Hazel Taylor Chapter (Alabama)

Membership: Wisconsin Chapter (Wisconsin)

 

Nephrology Nursing Journal Writing Contest Awards

Award: $500

Clinical Practice:

Lynda Ball, MSN, RN, CNN

Network 13

Oklahoma City, OK

 

Education:

Catherine A. Firanek, MBA, BSN, RN

Baxter Healthcare

Deerfield, IL

Co-authors: James A. Sloand, MD and Lucy B. Todd, MSN, ACNP-BC, CNN

 

Research:

Ann E. Horigan

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

Co-authors: Susan M. Schneider, PhD, RN, AOCN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, Sharron Docherty, PhD, MScN, RN, CPNPAC/PC, and Julie Barroso, PhD, ANP, APRN, BC, FAAN