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'Update' Student Newsletter - Feb. 2013

Calendar

February 18      President’s Day Holiday
February 22      Last day to DROP course w/fee
February 22      Last day to change grade option w/fee

Jobs & Money!

Scholarships, Grants, and Awards, Feb. 2013

Sponsor

Alpha Eta Chapter at UCSF of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society

Award

Research Award

Amount

varied

Deadline

2/7/2013

Application

http://www.alphaeta-ucsf.org

Criteria

The sole eligibility criterion for an Alpha Eta Chapter Research Award is active (paid) membership in Sigma Theta Tau/Alpha Eta Chapter. Only complete and eligible applications received electronically by the published deadline (February 7th) will be reviewed.

Info

Carrie Jacobson, jacobsonc@obgyn.ucsf.edu

Sponsor

NEW AID Foundation

Award

Fellowship

Amount

$3,500 - $8,000

Deadline

2/15/2013

Application

http://newaid.org/overview

Criteria

The NEW AID Foundation provides stipends for fellow to conduct public health research abroad of the abandoned infectious diseases of marginalized populations.  These diseases include, but are not limited to tuberculosis, malaria, trypanosomiasis, filariasis, schistosomiasis, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, leptospirosis, and enteric pathogens.  These projects should evaluate the molecular, behavioral, social, or interventional epidemiology associated with these diseases.  Applicants for the NEW AID Fellowship do not need to be U.S. citizens, but must be enrolled at an accredited graduate institution within the United States.  All applicants must have completed two semesters of graduate level education.

Info

http://newaid.org/contact

Sponsor

Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Services- HRSA

Award

NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program (formerly known as the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program)

Amount

60% of total qualifying Nursing Educational Loan Balance

Deadline

2/28/2013

Application

http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/repayment/nursing/guidance.pdf

Criteria

Be a U.S. citizen (either U.S. born or naturalized), U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident; Have received a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, an associate degree, a diploma, or a doctoral degree in nursing (see Definitions) Be employed as a full‐time RN, defined as at least 32 hours per week, at a public or private nonprofit Critical Shortage Facility (see page 8); ‐OR Be employed as a full‐time nurse faculty member at an accredited, public or private nonprofit eligible school of nursing Have outstanding qualifying educational loans leading to a diploma or degree in nursing Have completed the nursing education program for which the loan balance applies and Have a current, full, permanent, unencumbered, unrestricted license to practice as an RN in the State in which they intend to practice or be authorized to practice in that State

Info

1-800-221-9393 or GetHelp@hrsa.gov

Sponsor

UCSF Nursing Alumni Association (NAA)

Award

NAA Scholarship

Amount

$3,000 - $4,000

Deadline

2/28/2013

Application

http://nursing.ucsf.edu/node/439

Criteria

Several awards for current UCSF School of Nursing students in all programs and any year of study.  No citizenship requirements.  Submit application via email to Cheryl Kemp, includes a 350-word professional direction statement, and list of activities and scholarly evidence (that articulate “who you are, and what you’ve done and what you will do”).  Scholarship recipients are required to attend Alumni Day held on April 27, 2013.

Info

1-415-476-2034 or cheryl.kemp@nursing.ucsf.edu

Sponsor

UCSF Graduate Division

Award

Graduate Student Research Award (GSRA)

Amount

$3,000

Deadline

3/1/2013

Application

http://graduate.ucsf.edu/content/graduate-division-travel-and-research-awards

Criteria

One-time research grants up to $3,000. Eligibility requirements include: Registered PhD and DPTSc students who have advanced to candidacy and are conducting research for their dissertation. Applications are due March 1 (for the April 1, 2013-March 31, 2014 award period).

Info

Wendy Winkler Sawyer (415) 476-6031 or wendy.winkler@ucsf.edu

Sponsor

UCSF Graduate Division

Award

Earle C. Anthony Travel Award

Amount

$1,000

Deadline

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Application

http://graduate.ucsf.edu/content/graduate-division-travel-and-research-awards

Criteria

provides up to $1,000 for travel expenses. Eligibility requirements include: Registered PhD, Masters and DPTSc students in good academic standing with no outstanding fee balance. Presenting a paper or poster at a professional meeting. Applications due at least 10 business days in advance of the proposed departure date.

Info

Wendy Winkler Sawyer (415) 476-6031 or wendy.winkler@ucsf.edu

Sponsor

American Nurses Association SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)

Award

Clinical Research Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Amount

Annual fellowship, stipend and tuition assistance.

Deadline

3/1/ 2013

Application

http://www.emfp.org/DocVault/Applicantion/PreDoctoralFellowshipApplication.aspx

Criteria

This program supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides 3-5 year fellowships to masters prepared nurses committed to pursuing doctoral study on minority psychiatric-mental health and substance abuse issues.  The research focus of the Fellows include various aspects of mental health such as child abuse, violence in intimate relationships, mental health disorders (i.e., schizophrenia, depression, post traumatic stress syndrome), substance abuse, mental health service utilization, and stigma as barrier to mental health care and personal resilience.

Info

http://www.emfp.org/MainMenuCategory/Fellowships/EligibilityRequirements.aspx

Sponsor

AcademyHealth

Award

AcademyHealth/Aetna Foundation Minority Scholars Program

Amount

$5,000 The program also covers the cost of AcademyHealth membership

Deadline

3/1/2013

Application

http://www.academyhealth.org/Training/content.cfm?ItemNumber=4228&navItemNumber=1987

Criteria

The program also covers the cost of AcademyHealth membership. The goal of the program is to support the professional development of underrepresented minorities* in the field of health services research (HSR). Students and fellows with an interest in HSR and/or disparities research are encouraged to apply.  Eligibility Requirements: current full-time, graduate-level students post-doctoral fellows or clinical fellows member of an underrepresented racial/ethnic minority group availability to attend the ARM and pre-conference activities on the specified dates.

Info

mailto:minorityscholars@academyhealth.org

Sponsor

Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP)

Award

Summer Internship Opportunity (intern dates June 18 – August 15, 2012)

Amount

$5,200 stipend

Deadline

3/18/2013

Application

www.aoec.org/ohip

Criteria

Graduate students in public health, medicine, nursing or a related field are encouraged to apply. We are looking for students with experience or interest in working with unions or social justice organizations, are organized and self-starting, have good team skills and ideally speak a second language of new immigrant workers: Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, etc. We encourage students from minority and recent immigrant groups to apply.

Info

Ingrid Denis (idenis@aoec.org  or 1-888-347-2632)

Sponsor

Jewish Vocational Service

Award

JVS Scholarship

Amount

$1,000 -$5,000

Deadline

3/29/2013 (postmark)

Application

www.jvsla.org/scholarship

Criteria

The JVS Scholarship Program, a need-based program providing scholarships for college, graduate school and vocational school to Jewish students who are permanent residents of Los Angeles County. 

Info

http://www.jvsla.org/

Sponsor

Mills-Peninsula Health Services Auxiliary

Award

Mills-Peninsula Health Services Scholarship

Amount

varies

Deadline

4/1/2013

Application

Contact Cheryl Kemp in the Dean’s Office for application (cheryl.kemp@nursing.ucsf.edu)

Criteria

The Mills-Peninsula Health Services Auxiliary is offering scholarships to students who are current Mills-Peninsula employees, OR a resident of San Mateo county for at least one year.  Applicant's career aspiration should meet one or more of the following criteria: 1) A clinical career within a hospital setting, 2) A non-health care related career with applicability in a hospital setting, 3) Students whose major or certificate should result in a health care career for which there is community need (this excludes Ph.D., M.D., and D.D.S.), 4) Graduate programs will be considered for awards.  However, due to limited funds, priority will be given to applicants pursuing undergraduate/certificate programs in a health care career.

Info

Mills-Peninsula Scholarship Program, (650) 696-4602

Sponsor

Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS)

Award

Esther Ngan-ling Chow and Mareyjoyce Green Scholarship

Amount

$15,000

Deadline

4/1/2013

Application

http://www.socwomen.org/web/awards/chow-green.html

Criteria

The primary purposes of the scholarship are:  to offer support to female scholars who are from underrepresented groups and are studying concerns that women of color face domestically and/or internationally,  and to increase the participation of students of color in SWS.  Student must be a woman from a racial/ethnic group facing racial discrimination in the United States.  Dissertation must be sociologically relevant scholarship that addresses the concerns of Women of Color, domestically and/or internationally.  Student must be in the early stages of writing a dissertation.  Student must be "All But Dissertation" (ABD) by the time the term of the award begins. (Must be certified by the student's advisor or Graduate Director).  Applicant must demonstrate a financial need for the award, domestic and international students are eligible to apply

Info

vrushali.patil@gmail.com or kdewelde@fgcu.edu

Sponsor

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards

Award

Individual Predoctoral Fellows in Nursing Research

Amount

$21,600 Stipend

Deadline

4/8/2013

Application

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-117.html

Criteria

The purpose of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for Individual Pre-doctoral Fellows in Nursing Research (F31) program is to train future generations of outstanding nurse scientists who are committed to research careers in scientific health-related fields relevant to the programmatic interests of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). This FOA encourages Individual Pre-doctoral Fellowship (F31) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to increase the number of nurses prepared with a doctoral degree in order to meet the demands for adequately trained behavioral, biological, and bio-behavioral scientists. NINR is particularly interested in facilitating the progress of students who are in research training programs for recent nursing graduates and students in BSN to PhD programs. This fellowship program will provide pre-doctoral training support for doctoral students. The applicant should propose a research training program and dissertation research that is consistent with the scientific mission of the NINR.

Info

Lawrence Haller - hallerl@mail.nih.gov or  (301) 402-1878

Sponsor

Foundation for Neonatal Research and Education

Award

Scholarship

Amount

$1,500

Deadline

5/1/2013

Application

http://ajj.com/fnre/scholarship.htm

Criteria

You must be officially admitted to a college or school of higher education for one of the following: Master in Science in Nursing for Advance Practice in Neonatal Nursing, or Doctoral degree in Nursing.  Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and professionally active neonatal nurse.

Info

fnre@ajj.com or 1-856-256-2343

Sponsor

Foundation for Neonatal Research and Education

Award

Research Grant

Amount

Up to $5,000

Deadline

5/1/ 2013

Application

http://ajj.com/fnre/scholarship.htm

Criteria

A professionally active neonatal nurse actively engaged in a service, research, or educational role that contributes directly to the health care of neonates or to the neonatal nursing profession.

Info

fnre@ajj.com or 1-856-256-2343

 

FEE REMISSION FOR TAs and GSRs

This is a reminder that if you work 25% or more as a Teaching Assistant (TA) or Graduate Student Researcher (GSR), you are eligible for full fee remission.  However, please note that this remission does not apply to the Professional Fees that Master’s Students pay each quarter.

If the deadline for submitting the Fee Offset Request to the Campus Controller’s Office and Graduate Division has passed and if you have already paid your fees, you may be reimbursed at the end of the quarter by submitting the canceled check to your department.  If you are paid in this way, the reimbursement for fees is taxable.

In either of the above cases, you are responsible for making sure you work 25% time during the quarter.  Each quarter has a different number of working hours.  For example, Winter 2013 has 512 working hours and you needed to work 128 hours or 42.67 hours per month; Spring 2013 has 520 and you needed to work 130 hours or 43.33 hours per month (through the end of June).   If you do not work the prescribed number of hours, the Controller’s Office will notify the Department at the end of the quarter and ask for reimbursement. 

Because each department has its own procedure and deadlines for payroll, please check with the HR Coordinator in your department.

Student Financial Services / Financial Aid

Renew Financial Aid for 2013-14 now. 
If you plan to enroll for 2013-14 and want to apply for federal financial assistance, complete BOTH the FAFSA as well as the online Financial Aid Application. The deadline for both forms will be March 2, 2013.  Students who miss the deadline may only be awarded the Federal Direct Loan and Graduate PLUS through our office. 

MEPN students who will matriculate to the master’s program next year.
If you are under age 30 by December 31, 2013, you need to submit your parents’ information on the PROFILE by March 2 to be considered for “Full Funding”.  More details are available at our website.  

Financial Aid Overview Information. 
Financial Aid Overview webpages for MEPN, master’s, doctoral, and post-master’s students will be available in our website in February.  These webpages cover important topics for each curriculum and frequently asked questions from students.

Online Financial Aid Services. 
The Student Financial Aid Office web site (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. 

Financial Aid Office.
Our office is located at Millberry Union, West Tower, Room MU-201W. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Our telephone number is (415) 476-4181.

F.Y.I.

Student Health Insurance after graduation! 
Students who are graduating frequently want to know when their student health coverage ends.  SHS has clarified for us that if you register for Fall 2012, Winter 2013, and Spring 2013 quarters, you are automatically covered through the end of Summer 2013.

Office of Student Affairs

Diplomas, Degrees, Credentials...

We are frequently asked by students what the difference is between a degree and a credential (e.g., NP or CNS).  The difference, in short, is that a degree is granted by the University, a credential by a credentialing body (such as the Board of Registered Nursing).  In other words, you do not become a Nurse Practitioner by completing a program in primary care at UCSF but rather only after applying for and receiving certification from an outside agency.

On your diploma, you will find the words “Master of Science” or “Doctor of Philosophy.”  All graduates of this School will be awarded either the MS degree or the PhD degree.  You will not find “MS in Community Health Nursing” or “MS in Oncology Nursing,” etc.  It would be most accurate to say that you specialized in “Community Health Nursing” or “Oncology Nursing” but this should not be confused with the actual degree.

Last, but not least, at the University of California, one can only get one Master of Science in Nursing or Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing degree.  In some cases, a student may have a MS in another field, e.g., Public Health, etc., but never two degrees in the same discipline.

Nursing Student Council

Welcome Back!
We hope you all enjoyed the NSC Winter Social last month.

We are looking to design NEW School of Nursing T-shirts. Please like our post on Facebook, so we can get an idea of how many people are interested in purchasing shirts. Also, if you are interested in submitting a logo, please do so at nsc@ucsf.edu. 

Are You Looking for Funding?
Please submit your application ONLINE now. See the NSC website for deadlines. From the applicants a lottery will decide who is granted the funds, best of luck to you all!

Funding Process and Requests Can be Completed at:
http://nursing.ucsf.edu/student-council-funding.

To stay in tune with your Nursing Student Council, check out our NEW Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/UCSFNSC

Check out our webpage for minutes, updates and contact information:
http://nursing.ucsf.edu/student-council

Next Meeting
The next NSC meeting is Feb. 14 @ 6:00 p.m., Doctoral Lounge (6th floor).
Free refreshments and food!