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'Update' Student Newsletter - April 2013

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Calendar

April 9  Final Day to Pay Fees for Spring Quarter

April 19  Study List Filing Closes

April 26/27  School of Nursing Alumni Day at SF Palace Hotel

Jobs & Money!

See Addendum: “Scholarships, Grants, and Awards.” 

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Student Financial Services

Renew Financial Aid for 2013-14: 
The priority deadline for grant consideration has passed for continuing students.  However, students who want a student loan can still apply for financial aid.  Please visit our website (http://finaid.ucsf.edu/) for instructions.

Estimated Income on 2013-14 FAFSA: 
If you had completed your FAFSA with estimated income information, you should by now receive an email reminder from the Federal Processor to update your FAFSA right after you file a 2012 federal tax return, and to change your answer on question #32 to reflect you have “already completed” a tax return.  You may be able to use IRS Retrieval Tool to transfer income data.  See FAFSA website for instructions.  If you are selected for verification by the Federal Processor, you must use the IRS Retrieval Tool or provide our office with a tax transcript.  Details are provided in our website. 

Financial Aid Overview Information: 
Financial Aid Overview webpages for MEPN, master’s, doctoral, and post-master’s students are available in our website: http://finaid.ucsf.edu/newly-admitted-students/nursing-students

These webpages cover important topics for each curriculum as well as frequently asked questions.

Spring Quarter Financial Aid Disbursement:
If you have no registration hold and file your study list by mid-March, your spring quarter funds should be available by April 1.  If you had not signed up for direct deposit, a check for federal financial aid not applied toward your tuition should be mailed to you instead of direct deposit, so there may be a delay with postal delivery.  Deadline to pay Spring Quarter tuition is April 9, 2013.

Satisfactory Academic Requirements:
Please be aware that students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to receive financial aid.  This is a federal requirement.  Some of the basic requirements are:

    * All masters nursing students must take a minimum of 8 units each quarter for financial aid.

    * All doctoral nursing students who have not yet advanced to candidacy must take a minimum of 6 units each quarter for financial aid purposes.  Student who have advanced to candidacy are considered to be enrolled full-time regardless of the number of units they are taking.

    * Students who are enrolled for less than the above units are only eligible for a Federal Direct Loan and Graduate PLUS loans.  Students who take less than 4 units (or 3 units for doctoral students) are not eligible for federal financial aid.

    * All graduate academic/nursing students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Filing Fee Status? 
Please notify our office immediately if you are receiving federal financial aid and plan to be enrolled under Filing Fee Status this spring.

Planning to Take a Leave of Absence?  
If you do not plan to enroll in spring quarter, please contact our office immediately to cancel your financial aid.

Planning to Enroll this Summer? 
Nursing students are not required to attend summer except entering MEPN, Postmaster’s students, and second-year Nurse Midwifery students.  If you elect to enroll for summer and need federal financial aid to cover summer tuition and cost of living, you can complete our online “2013-14 Summer Enrollment for Nursing Students” form which will be available in mid-April.  You must confirm your enrollment with a faculty advisor before completing this form, as we need to know which summer session and how many units will you be enrolled, and whether you plan to be full-time for the remainder of the 2013-14 academic year.

Online Financial Aid Services: 
The Student Financial Aid Office website (http://finaid.ucsf.edu) can be accessed any time to obtain check disbursement dates, information on the financial aid process at UCSF, download SFSO forms, etc.  Our office is located at Millberry Union, Room 201W. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm.  Our phone number is (415) 476-4181.

Office of Student Affairs

Graduation Update!!

We are pleased to announce that this year’s commencement speaker will be Dr. Courtney H. Lyder.

Dr. Lyder is Dean of the UCLA School of Nursing, Professor of Nursing, Medicine and Public Health; Executive Director, UCLA Patient Safety Institute and Assistant Director of the UCLA Health System.

Dr. Lyder is an international expert in gerontology. His clinical research has focused on chronic care issues affecting older adults. More specifically, he has focused his attention to pressure ulcer prevention, identifying erythema in darkly pigmented skin, wound healing, quality improvement in skilled nursing facilities, and elder patient safety. His research helped shaped the U.S. government’s position on surveying their 16,000 skilled nursing facilities. Most recently, Dr. Lyder served as the lead investigator for pressure ulcer incidence and prevalence in U.S. hospitals. This work assisted the U.S. government’s decision to stop paying for hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.

He has over 200 publications and has been awarded over $22 million in research and training grants. Since becoming dean at the UCLA School of Nursing in 2008, research funding has increased 400% ($18 million annually). Dr. Lyder is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the New York Academy of Medicine. In 2011, he was appointed by U.S. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research. In 2012, he was presented with the coveted National League of Nursing, President’s Award and awarded an honorary doctorate from Saint Xavier University for his significant contributions to nursing and advancing health.

The Doctoral Student Speaker will be Lou Ella Taylor and the Master’s Student Speaker will be Jonathan Van Nuys.

Class Marshalls will be Christine Miaskowski for the doctoral students and Dana Drew Nord for the Master’s students. 

Faculty awards this year go to Steven Paul as Mentor of the Year for doctoral students and to Barbara Burgel for the Excellence in Teaching award as presented by the Master’s students.

The UCSF School of Nursing Commencement will be held at the Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco on Friday, June 14, 2013.  Guests should arrive at 10:00 a.m.; the ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m.  The main entrance to the building is located on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.  There is no limit on the number of guests you may invite and no tickets are necessary.

Regalia for graduation can be purchased for $71.00 for PhD students or $56.00 for Master’s students and will be shipped directly to you from Jostens.  Visit the website and order form at:
http://www.jostens.com/apps/jcom/college.mvc?affiliateId=1007016

This set is of a standard quality and includes gown, hood, cap and tassel and is yours to keep. 

Graduation announcements may be ordered online.  Prices vary (be sure and scroll down the Josten’s website to see the various options).  For more information on announcements and regalia, go to the Jostens link above.

Jobs & Money!

Scholarships, Grants, and Awards, April 2013

Sponsor

UCSF School of Nursing/Graduate Division

Award

Graduate Dean’s Health Sciences Fellowship

Amount

$5,000 + stipend

Deadline

4/15/2013

Application

http://nursing.ucsf.edu/financial-support-scholarships-aid-opportunities-available-school-nursing

Criteria

Awarded to nursing PhD students as a mark of merit, primarily on basis of scholarship, promise of outstanding achievement, and professional contributions (SBS students have a separate process & should contact Brandee) No citizenship requirements.  Incoming RN PhD students are automatically considered for this award; continuing students (second year and beyond) must re-apply annually.

Info

Maria.DeGuzman@nursing.ucsf.edu or 415-476-9705

Sponsor

National Black Nurses Association

Award

Several

Amount

$500-$2000

Deadline

4/15/2013

Application

http://www.nbna.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=74:nbna-scholarship-program&catid=43:membership-info

Criteria

NBNA is committed to excellence in education and conducts continuing education programs for nurses and allied health professionals throughout the year. The association provides annual scholarships for students.  Must be a member of NBNA and a member of a local chapter (if one exists in your area).  Candidate must be currently enrolled in a nursing program and in good scholastic standing at the time of application.  Applicant must have at least one full year of school remaining.

Info

Attn: Estella Lazenby/Scholarship Committee 8630 Fenton Street, Suite 330, Silver Spring, MD 20910  elazenby@nbna.org

Sponsor

National Health Service Corp  (Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse‐midwives, Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists)

Award

Loan Repayment

Amount

Up to $60,000

Deadline

4/16/2013

Application

http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/applicationprocess/index.html 

Criteria

The Loan Repayment Program offers two levels of funding, based upon the need of the community in which a provider works. The LRP will provide up to $60,000 to primary care providers practicing at an NHSC-approved site with a HPSA score of 14 or above may receive up to $60,000 and those practicing at an NHSC-approved site with a HPSA score of 13 and below up to $40,000. To be eligible for loan repayment, all applicants must: (1) Be a U.S. citizen (either U.S. born or naturalized) or U.S. National; (2) Participate or be eligible to participate as a provider in the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs, as appropriate; (3) Not have any outstanding service obligation for health professional or other service to the Federal government (e.g., an active military obligation, an NHSC Scholarship Program obligation or a Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program obligation) or a State (e.g., a State Loan Repayment Program obligation) or other entity (e.g., a recruitment bonus that obligates you to remain employed at a certain site), unless the obligation would be completed prior to 5 receipt of the NHSC LRP award (see below for exception for members of a Reserve component of the Armed Forces or National Guard); (4) Not be in breach of a health professional service obligation to the Federal, State or local government; (5) Not have any judgment liens arising from Federal debt; (6) Not be excluded, debarred, suspended, or disqualified by a Federal agency Info; CallCenter@hrsa.gov or Call Center at 1-800-221-9393

Sponsor

The Tang Foundation

Award

The Tang Scholarship

Amount

Up to $15,000

Deadline

4/30/2013

Application

https://sites.google.com/site/tangscholarship/

Criteria

Self-identified as Asian/Pacific Islander and gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender; (at least 25% API ancestry) and involved in the GLBT community. Graduate from a high school in one of the nine Bay Area counties; Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara County, Napa, Sonoma or Solano.  Scholarship will be awarded for full-time an accredited graduate school.    United States citizen or legal resident; must demonstrate financial hardship, academic promise, min 3.0 GPA for all schools attended or attending, be between the age of 17 and 25 on 30 April 2013

Info

Edward Tang; ecmt@yahoo.com

Sponsor

AfterCollege/AACN

Award

AfterCollege/AACN Nursing Scholarship

Amount

$2,500

Deadline

4/30/2013

Application

http://www.aftercollege.com/content/article/aftercollege_aacn_scholarship/76107013/

Criteria

This scholarship program supports students who are seeking a baccalaureate, masters or doctoral degree in nursing. Special consideration will be given to students enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program with the goal of pursuing a nursing faculty career.  Must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher.

Info

scholarship@aacn.nche.edu

Sponsor

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Co-Sponsored Partner Grants

Award

Global Nursing Research Grant

Amount

$12,000

Deadline

5/1/2013

Application

http://www.nursingsociety.org/Research/Grants/Pages/GlobalNursingResearc...

Criteria

The project should focus on responding to health disparities globally.  The principal investigator(s) should be registered nurses (or country equivalent) with current license and have at least a master's in nursing (or country equivalent). Submit a completed research application package and signed research agreement with appropriate additional documentation and letters of support by deadline (no extensions).

Info

research@stti.iupui.edu

Sponsor

American Nurses Association (ANA) & American Nurses Foundation (ANF)

Award

Association of Perioperative Nurses (AORN) Researcher Grant

Amount

$5,000

Deadline

5/1/2013

Application

http://www.anfonline.org/MainCategory/NursingResearchGrant/default.aspx

Criteria

This grant is restricted to research in perioperative nursing.  The principal investigator must be a licensed registered nurse who has obtained at least one degree, either a baccalaureate degree or higher, in nursing.  Beginning and experienced nurse researchers are encouraged to apply, and there are no citizenship restrictions for principal investigators.

Info

 anf@ana.org

Sponsor

American Nurses Association (ANA) & American Nurses Foundation (ANF)

Award

Margretta Madden Styles Credentialing Research Grant

Amount

$25,000

Deadline

5/1/2013

Application

http://anfonline.org/Doc-Vault/Programs/NursingResearchGrant

Criteria

The grant funds research on the impact of credentialing programs in nursing for patients, nurses, and healthcare organizations. Credentialing programs of interest include certification, accreditation, and recognition… more » programs such as the Magnet Recognition Program® and the Pathway to Excellence Program.

Info

mailto:anf@ana.org

Sponsor

National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)

Award

Nursing Scholarships

Amount

$2,500

Deadline

5/1/2013

Application

http://nahnnet.org/NAHNScholarships.html

Criteria

NAHN scholarship application form completed by the student and submitted by the deadline date. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation from two faculty members outlining the applicant’s future professional contribution to the nursing profession and potential to act as a role model for other aspiring nursing students. An essay, 300 words or less (using Times New Roman – 12 font), written by the student that reflects their qualifications and potential for leadership in nursing.   A resume, which includes earned certificates, awards, community service and special honors.  Provide one page essay that includes: a discussion of economic needs; delineates monthly income and expenses; estimates of educational expenses, including any other financial aid for the year requested. Include also a copy of most recent W-2 form.   An official transcript from applicant’s college, university, or Nursing Program.  Academic standing (minimum GPA of 3.0 preferred).  Verification of membership status in NAHN (must be a NAHN member for at least six months).  NAHN members can reapply for scholarships if attaining a higher degree.

Info

mfarrell@thehispanicnurses.org or 202-387-2477

Sponsor

Johnson & Johnson and American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Award

Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars

Amount

$18,000

Deadline

5/1/2013

Application

http://www.aacn.nche.edu/students/scholarships/minority

Criteria

The Johnson & Johnson/AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars program provides financial support to graduate nursing students from minority backgrounds who agree to teach in a school of nursing after graduation. Students must be enrolled full-time and preference is given to students in doctoral programs.

Info

Marta Wall at mwall@aacn.nche.edu.

Sponsor

HRSA

Award

Nurse Corps Scholarship Program

Amount

Tuition, Required Fees, other Reasonable Costs and Stipend

Deadline

5/2/2013; 7:30 pm ET

Application

https://programportal.hrsa.gov

Criteria

Enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited diploma, undergraduate nursing program or graduate level nurse practitioner program as full-time students.  Funding preference for applicants of greatest financial need. Students must complete FAFSA, demonstrated academic performance, essay questions, and resume/curriculum. 

Info

https://programportal.hrsa.gov

Sponsor

Gay & Lesbian Medical Association

Award

Lesbian Health Fund

Amount

Grants range from $500 to $10,000

Deadline

5/15/2013

Application

http://www.glma.org/_data/n_0001/resources/live/LHF_grant_application_guide.pdf

 Criteria

While many areas in the field of lesbian health need more attention, here are the areas which we believe are especially important for improving the health of lesbians, other sexual minority women, and their families. Understanding social, family, and interpersonal influences as sources of stress or support. Eliminating inequalities in health care, including barriers to care, and improving quality of care and utilization rates.  Development and testing of interventions to address mental and physical health needs of lesbians and other SMW, including but not limited to depression, identity related issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, obesity, cancer risks, cardiovascular disease and sexually transmitted infections.  Sexual and reproductive health, including family & parenting issues

Info

Emily Kane-Lee, LHF Program Coordinator; lhf@glma.org. or call 202-600-8037.

Sponsor

McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division

Award

2013 The Tylenol Scholarship

Amount

Up to $10,000

Deadline

5/31/2013

Application

http://www.college-financial-aid-advice.com/tylenol-scholarship.html

Criteria

Healthcare field; competitive merit-based scholarships that require two 500 word essays and resume.  Ten students will receive $10,000 and thirty students will receive $5,000.

Info

http://www.tylenol.com/page.jhtml?id=tylenol/news/subptyschol.inc

Sponsor

Kaiser Permanente Latino Association of Northern California

Award

KPLA Scholarships

Amount

Up to $4,000

Deadline

5/31/2013

Application

email for an application: antonio.wong@kp.org

Criteria

KPLA scholarships are for students who demonstrate – through their activities in school, in the community, or in the face of unusual circumstances – that they have the potential to be Latino Health Care leaders of the future.  Some scholarships are available to non-nursing majors.  Current applicant’s residence must be in the Kaiser Permanente Northern CA Service Area. Enrolled or attending an accredited college or university in fall 2013, Latino descent/heritage with 3.0 GPA or above.  Kaiser employees are not eligible to apply.

Info

Antonio Wong 707-645-2341 OR antonio.wong@kp.org

Sponsor

American Indian Graduate Center

Award

AIGC Fellowship

Amount

$1,000 - $5,000 annual award; renewable

Deadline

6/1/2013

Application

https://aigc.academicworks.com/opportunities/27

Criteria

Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional degree-seeking students, who meet all eligibility criteria. 

Info

(505) 881-4584 (Toll-free 1-800-628-1920)

Sponsor

Emergency Nurses Association Foundation/ California State Council

Award

Various

Amount

$5,000

Deadline

6/1/2013

Application

http://www.ena.org/foundation/scholarships/Pages/Default.aspx

Criteria

ENA membership 12 months prior to application, w/ min 3.0 GPA. Applicants must be attending a NLN, CCNE or AACN accredited school and must provide verification of the schools current accreditation.  EMP or paramedic pursing a nursing degree.

Info

foundation@ena.org

Sponsor

UCSF School of Nursing

Award

Osher Scholars Program

Amount

Approximately $30,000 over two years

Deadline

6/3/2013 4:00 p.m. (receipt)

Application

http://nursing.ucsf.edu/financial-support-scholarships-aid-opportunities...

Criteria

Two-year scholarship program for students entering MS study (MEPNs apply during pre-licensure year or before returning from step-out) at UCSF SON with a demonstrated commitment to serving the needs of underserved populations and who possess high future professional promise and have financial need. Application includes history of work with underserved populations and two essays. Must also submit PNS/T application (see below)

Info

Jill.Lam@nursing.ucsf.edu

Sponsor

HRSA

Award

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

Amount

Up to $12,000 yr.

Deadline

6/3/2013

Application

http://nursing.ucsf.edu/financial-support-scholarships-aid-opportunities-available-school-nursing

Criteria

Full-time PhD students committed to a faculty, role must be in good academic standing, a US citizen or permanent resident and not in default on any prior student loans.

Info

Jill Lam jill.lam@nursing.ucsf.edu

Sponsor

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Inc. NAPNAP Foundation

Award

Elaine Gelman Scholarship

Amount

$1,000

Deadline

6/30/2013

Application

http://www.napnapfoundation.org/NAPNAPFoundation/GrantsScholarships/

Criteria

Candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to articulate and follow through an innovative solution through clinical competence, academic achievement, and involvement in political activism related to pediatric health care.  To be eligible, you must be a NP student enrolled in an accredited NP program with an expected graduation date of June 2014 or sooner.

Info

856-857-9700 or info@napnap.org

Sponsor

Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association

Award

Conference Scholarship

Amount

$1500

Deadline

7/15/ 2013

Application

http://nccgapna.enpnetwork.com/

Criteria

Northern California Chapter of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (NCCGAPNA) has a scholarship available for an advanced practice nursing student.  The funding is to cover expenses for attending the annual national conference.  This year the annual conference will be held September 18-21, 2013 Chicago, IL

Info

https://www.gapna.org