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'Update' Student Newsletter - May 2012

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Calendar

May 25   Final day to change study list,
     change grade option or drop

May 28   Memorial Day (observed)

June 8   Last day of class instruction

June 5   S/N Commencement, 6:00 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall

June 11-15   Final exams

Monthly Events Calendar from Campus Life Services

Jobs & Money!

Scholarships, Grants and Awards, May 2012

Sponsor 

Jayne M. Perkins Foundation

Award 

Jayne M. Perkins Memorial Scholarship Program

Amount 

$10,000

Deadline 

May 20, 2012

Application 

http://www.foundgroup.com/perkins

Criteria 

Ph.D. candidates in the field of nursing (Master’s Degree previously completed).  Preference will be given to applicants whose studies or interests include: cancer research (brain, organ, colon or skin), dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, or skin disorders/diseases

Info 

Jayne M. Perkins Memorial Scholarship Program; Scholarship Management Services; One Scholarship Way; Saint Peter, MN 56082; Telephone: (507) 931-1682

 

 

Sponsor 

DegreedUp

Award 

Spring 2012 Scholarships

Amount 

$1,250

Deadline 

May 27, 2012

Application 

www.degreedup.orgcash-scholarship.html

Criteria 

Four scholarships will be awarded to ANY student (future or current) that has been accepted or attends a community college, technical/trade college, or university may apply.

Info 

Kameron Wilson [kam.wilson@degreedup.org]

Sponsor 

Emergency Nurses Association Foundation/ California State Council

Award 

Pamela Stinson Kidd Memorial Doctoral Scholarship

Amount 

$10,000

Deadline 

June 1, 2012

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.  This scholarship is awarded to a nurse pursing PhD dissertation must be related to emergency nursing.

Info 

foundation@ena.org

Sponsor 

Emergency Nurses Association Foundation/ California State Council

Award 

BCEN Doctoral Scholarship

Amount 

$5,000

Deadline 

June 1, 2012

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.  This scholarship is awarded to a nurse with a current BCEN credential (CEN, CPEN, CFRN, or CTRN) who is pursing PhD. 

Info 

foundation@ena.org

Sponsor 

Emergency Nurses Association Foundation/ California State Council

Award 

ENA Foundation Doctoral State Challenge Scholarship

Amount 

$5,000

Deadline 

June 1, 2012

Application 

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

Criteria 

Applicants must be attending a NLN, CCNE or AACN accredited school and must provide verification of the schools current accreditation.  Applicants must show proof of acceptance and enrollment into an accredited doctoral program in nursing and must include a statement about their career intent.  Individuals who are more than six months beyond the completion of all formal coursework and comprehensive exams, are not eligible to apply.

Info 

foundation@ena.org

Sponsor 

Emergency Nurses Association Foundation/ California State Council

Award 

 Hill-Rom Doctoral Scholarship

Amount 

$4,000

Deadline 

June 1, 2012

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.  This scholarship is awarded to a nurse (RN) pursing PhD dissertation must be related to emergency nursing.  Applicants must be attending a NLN, CCNE or AACN accredited school and must provide verification of the schools current accreditation.  Applicants must show proof of acceptance and enrollment into an accredited doctoral program in nursing and must include a statement about their career intent.  Individuals who are more than six months beyond the completion of all formal coursework and comprehensive exams, are not eligible to apply.

Info 

foundation@ena.org

Sponsor 

International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA)

Award 

Lois Widley Student Scholarships Fund

Amount 

The award covers the cost of registration for the IntNSA Annual Conference

Deadline 

June 1, 2012

Application 

http://www.intnsa.org/

Criteria 

IntNSA is a professional specialty organization founded in 1975 for nurses committed to the prevention, intervention, treatment, and management of addictive disorders including alcohol and other drug dependencies, nicotine dependencies, eating disorders, dual and multiple diagnosis, and process addictions such as gambling. This scholarship is awarded to four nursing students, two undergraduates and two graduate students, each year..  The applicant must be a current full-time student in a nursing undergraduate or graduate program and must be sponsored by a current IntNSA member.

Info 

intnsa@intnsa.org

Sponsor 

UCSF School of Nursing

Award 

Osher Scholars Program

Amount 

Approximately $30,000 over two years

Deadline 

June 1, 2012 4:00 p.m. (receipt)

Application 

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

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 

476-2034 cheryl.kemp@nursing.ucsf.edu

Sponsor 

UCSF School of Nursing 

Award 

Professional Nurse Scholarship / Traineeship

Amount 

Approximately $1,500 - $4,500

Deadline 

June 1, 2012 by 4:00 p.m. (receipt)

Application 

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

Criteria 

Stipend support of 1-3 quarters (approximately $1,500 per quarter) for UCSF MS and PhD nursing students who are US citizens or permanent residents. Submit application & copy of last year’s tax form. No automatic renewals,  students reapply annually for funding.

Info 

jillian.lam@nursing.ucsf.edu 476- 6974

Sponsor 

UCSF School of Nursing

Award 

Alex Anagnos Scholarship

Amount 

$8,000 stipend or fee offset

Deadline 

June 1, 2012  by 4:00 p.m. (receipt)

Application 

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

Criteria 

Two awards for FT UCSF SON students with RN by fall Q and 3.0 GPA or higher, who exhibit high potential and have demonstrated commitment to serving underserved. Preference to men in nursing or those in Psychiatric/Mental Health. No citizenship requirements.

Info 

476-2034 cheryl.kemp@nursing.ucsf.edu

Sponsor

UCSF School of Nursing

Award

Hubert Bell Allen Scholarship

Amount

$2,500

Deadline 

June 1, 2012

Application 

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

Criteria;

One scholarship for a PhD student in any School of Nursing department whose studies focus on heart failure and its consequences. No citizenship requirements. Submit statement and 1 faculty reference.

Info 

476-2034 Cheryl.Kemp@nursing.ucsf.edu

Sponsor 

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) AORN Foundation

Award 

AORN Scholarship Program - Master's

Amount 

The award amount is unspecified. Allowable expenses covered by the AORN Foundation scholarships are tuition charges and the cost of books.

Deadline 

June 15, 2012

Application 

http://www.aorn.org/AORN_Foundation/Scholarships_Available/Scholarships_Available.aspx

Criteria 

The AORN Foundation awards scholarships to students who are pursuing a career in perioperative nursing and to registered nurses who are continuing their education in perioperative nursing by pursuing a master's degree.  Master candidates with a cumulative G.P.A of 3.0 or higher are eligible to apply. International students are welcome to apply. The applicant must possess an interest in the field of perioperative/surgical nursing. This interest and/or experience must be clearly demonstrated in the personal statement.  The scholarship is paid upon successful completion of course work and submission of required documentation. Recipients will only be reimbursed for classes with a start date later than July 1, 2012 and before June 30, 2013

Info 

foundation@aorn.org

Sponsor 

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) AORN Foundation

Award 

AORN Scholarship Program - Doctoral

Amount 

The award amount is unspecified. Allowable expenses covered by the AORN Foundation scholarships are tuition charges and the cost of books.

Deadline 

June 15, 2012

Application 

http://www.aorn.org/AORN_Foundation/Scholarships_Available/Scholarships_Available.aspx

Criteria 

The AORN Foundation awards scholarships to students who are pursuing a career in perioperative nursing and to registered nurses who are continuing their education in perioperative nursing by pursuing a doctoral degree.  Candidates with a cumulative G.P.A of 3.0 or higher are eligible to apply. International students are welcome to apply. The applicant must possess an interest in the field of perioperative/surgical nursing. This interest and/or experience must be clearly demonstrated in the personal statement.  The scholarship is paid upon successful completion of course work and submission of required documentation. Recipients will only be reimbursed for classes with a start date later than July 1, 2012 and before June 30, 2013

Info 

foundation@aorn.org

Sponsor 

Hurst Review

Award 

Hurst Review Services-AACN Nursing Scholarship

Amount 

$2,500

Deadline 

July 1, 2012

Application 

http://www.hurstreview.com/aacn.php

Criteria 

A scholarship program for students in entry-level baccalaureate nursing programs (MEPN).

Info;

 

Sponsor 

Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association

Award 

Conference Scholarship

Amount 

$1500

Deadline 

July 15 2012

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 19-22, 2012 in Las Vegas Nevada.

Info 

Mary Cochran Abraham, MS, GNP --Secretary NCCGAPNA mary.cochranabraham@gmail.com

Sponsor 

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards

Award 

Individual Predoctoral Fellows in Nursing Research

Amount 

$21,600 Stipend

Deadline 

August 8, 2012

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 Predoctoral 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 Predoctoral 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 biobehavioral 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 predoctoral 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

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Sponsor 

Kaiser Permanente

Award 

2012 Deloras Jones RN Scholarship Program

Amount 

$1,000 - $2,500

Deadline 

Early September 2012

Application 

https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/delorasjones/

Criteria 

First step request an application number before the deadline.  Financial need will be the primary basis for evaluation and selection of recipients.  Awards are not renewable and are one time only.  U.S. citizen or permanent resident, California resident enrolled in full-time in CA BRN-approved program.

Info 

delorasjones@scholarshipamerica.org

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Sponsor 

Health Professions Education Foundation

Award 

Health Professions Education Scholarship

Amount 

Up to $10,000

Deadline 

September 11, 2012

Application 

http://www.oshpd.ca.gov/HPEF/HPSP.html

Criteria 

Students who are enrolled or accepted into Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives, and Clinical Nurse Specialists programs.  An awardee commits to work full-time or 32 hours per week after graduating with a degree for a two-year service obligation practicing direct patient care in a medically underserved area (MUA) in California.

Info 

hpef-email@oshpd.ca.gov

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Sponsor 

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

Award 

Loan Repayment

Amount 

Up to $60,000

Deadline 

5/15/2012

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

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Sponsor 

California Student Aid Commission

Award 

STATE NURSING ASSUMPTION PROGRAM OF LOANS FOR EDUCATION FOR NURSING FACULTY (SNAPLE NF)

Amount 

Up to $25, 000

Deadline 

June 30, 2012

Application 

http://www.csac.ca.gov/pubs/forms/grnt_frm/snaple_nf_application_packet.pdf

Criteria 

The State Nursing Assumption Program of Loans for Education for Nursing Faculty (SNAPLE NF) is designed to encourage persons to complete their graduate degree and serve as nursing faculty in a nursing program at an accredited California college or university. It will pay up to a total of $25,000 on outstanding student loans over the course of 3 academic years for teaching nursing on a full-time basis, or on a part-time basis for the equivalent of three full-time academic years.

Info 

specialized@csac.ca.gov or call 888-224-7268

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Sponsor 

Health Professions Education Foundation

Award 

Health Professions Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP)

Amount 

Up to $20,000

Deadline 

September 11, 2012

Application

http://www.oshpd.ca.gov/HPEF/Applications.html

Criteria 

Students who are enrolled or accepted into Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives, and Clinical Nurse Specialists programs.  An awardee commits after graduating with a degree for a two-year service obligation practicing direct patient care in a medically underserved area (MUA) in California.

Info 

hpef-email@oshpd.ca.gov



Renew Financial Aid for 2012-13: 
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.

Update Tax Information in FAFSA
After filing your 2011 federal tax return, please update your income information in the FAFSA. 

Planning to Take a Leave of Absence?  
If you plan to take a leave of absence for any quarter(s) in 2012-13 and have submitted a Financial Aid Application, please contact Lily Ling in our office immediately via email at: Lily.Ling@ucsf.edu

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 “2012-13 Summer Enrollment for Nursing Students” form (https://finaid.ucsf.edu/forms_Summer_Enrollment_Nursing_2012-13). 

NOTE: 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 2012-13 academic year.

Exit-Interview Requirements for Students Who Are Graduating or Taking a Leave of Absence: 
Students who are graduating or planning to take a leave of absence next academic year must complete an exit-interview process if they had borrowed a federal student loan.  If you had borrowed a Nursing Student Loan or University Loan, you must complete an exit-interview with Student Accounting Office.  More information will be provided by the Student Accounting Office later in May for students who are graduating.  If you borrowed a Stafford or Graduate PLUS loan, you must also complete an online exit-interview.  Please visit our website for details.

Deadline for Loan Changes: 
If you have any unmet need for this academic year and have been thinking of borrowing a loan to cover it, now is the time to review your finances.   May 1 is the last day for the Student Financial Aid Office to process any additional loans for the current (2011-12) 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 7:30 am to 5 pm.  Our phone number is (415) 476-4181.

Office of Student Affairs

Commencement Reminders!

The UCSF School of Nursing Commencement will be held at at the Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Guests/participants should arrive at 5:00 p.m.; the ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m.  The main entrance to the building is located on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.  Davies Symphony Hall is a large venue so no tickets are necessary; open seating, first come first served.  The ceremony lasts about one hour forty-five minutes.  For those wishing to make dinner reservations, we would advise an 8:30 p.m. reservation.

For directions and nearby parking information, see: http://nursing.ucsf.edu/node/591

Regalia for graduation can be purchased for $53.50 plus tax and shipping directly from Jostens at http://college.jostens.com/jostens/index.jsp?t=1&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.

Purchasing Professional Photographs

If you think you might be interested in purchasing professional photographs of your graduation, you will have an opportunity to provide an email address on the evening of graduation.  There is no obligation to purchase these photos; rather, should you wish, you will be notified after the ceremony when photographs are available for you to view on a particular website.  Information on purchasing the photos will be on the same website.

Graduation Speakers & Award Recipients are as follows:

Commencement Speaker:    Dr. Linda Burnes Bolton

Doctoral Student Speaker:    Gina Intinaraelli

MS Student Speaker:    Jason Overby

Mentor of the Year:       Janet Shim

Excellence in Teaching:    Barbara Drew

PhD Marshall:       Erika Froelicher

MS Marshall:       Roxanne Garbez

Outstanding MS Student:    Tristin Johnson

Nursing Dissertation Award:    Jason Nolan

Anselm Strauss Award:    Martine Lappe

Sigma Theta Tau Cords.  Members of Sigma Theta Tau who wish to purchase cords that can be worn with graduation regalia should purchase them  online through STTI when paying your registration fee or from Zina Mirsky in N319F (at a cost of $12.00; check made payable to Alpha Eta Chapter). If you are a new member and have paid by induction order form, you will receive the cords in the mail at the address you indicate. 

Several questions have arisen regarding transferring membership from one STT chapter to another.  For more information about holding dual membership or transferring your membership to another chapter, go to http://www.nursingsociety.org/membership/FAQ_membership.html and you will be linked to additional information. There is a $5 administrative fee to process any request for transferring membership to another chapter or adding additional chapters as a dual member.  Members report that transfers seem to take a long time; thus, if you have not received any notice from the new chapter after a period of 3-6 months, you might want to contact Member Services at 888.634.7575 (U.S./Canada) or +1.317.634.8171 or e-mail memserv@stti.iupui.edu

Nursing Student Council

We are half-way through Spring Quarter 2012! The NSC had a great time meeting with fellow classmates at the Spring Social on April 25th.  To see what is happening next, look below.  However, keep your eyes and ears open for what will come!  Feel free to check out our website to see what’s up:   http://nurseweb.ucsf.edu/www/nsc.htm

Upcoming NSC Events & Updates

A Panel & Networking Event:  A Career Trajectory Panel will feature speakers from a variety of fields that intersect with health and Social and Behavioral Sciences.   This event will be moderated by Elizabeth Watkins, Dean of the Graduate Division.

When: Thursday, May 17th, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 4pm)

Where: Millberry Union Conference Center, Parnassus Campus

Reception & Networking immediately follow panel.

Want to be a part of the NSC next year? Contact the NSC at NSC@nursing.ucsf.edu

Check the website for other events. Current ideas include:

  • Volunteer activities

Need to reserve a room? NSC can reserve campus rooms for student group as needed

The next NSC meeting is Wednesday May 9th, 2011 at 5:00 p.m., in the Sixth Floor Doctoral Lounge of the Nursing Building. All are welcome.

Enrichment Fund / Travel Award

Just a Reminder: The NSC Enrichment Fund supports students attending (or presenting), or that have attended or presented, at conferences. Up to ten awards of $100 each may be awarded each quarter. Please see the NSC website for further information. http://nurseweb.ucsf.edu/www/nsc.htm

The officers of the NSC can be contacted through the UCSF global email if you have any issues or concerns you'd like to discuss. Or contact us via NSC@nursing.ucsf.edu .

The officers are:

Lung San Louie, President
Vacant, Vice President
Danielle Latta, Treasurer
Margaret Buckwalter, Social Chair
Miranda Kramer, Faculty Program Rep
Arielle Bivas,  GSA Rep (A)
Brooke Finkmoore, GSA Rep (B)
Amy Chan,  MEPN Rep (A)
Monifa Willis,   MEPN Rep (B)
Jarmin Yeh, SBS Rep