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'Update' Student Newsletter May 2013

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Calendar

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

May 27 Memorial Day (observed)

June 7 Last day of class instruction

June 14 S/N Commencement, 10:00 a.m.,
       (11:00 ceremony starts) Davies Symphony Hall

June 10-14 Final exams

Jobs & Money!

See Special MAY Addendum: “Scholarships, Grants, and Awards" at the End of this Document.

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.

Update Your Tax Data in 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.

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 at: https://finaid.ucsf.edu/forms_Summer_Enrollment_Nursing_2013-14.  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.

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.  You also need to complete a loan exit-interview process.  See below for details.

Graduating Students: 
Students who are graduating or taking a Leave of Absence for the next academic year must complete a loan 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 a loan exit counseling session conducted by the 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 Direct or Graduate PLUS loan, you must also complete an online exit-interview.  Please visit our website for details.  You can also make an individual appointment with Annie Osborne, our Resource Advisor, to review your loans and repayment options by calling (415) 476-4181.  This session is optional and does not satisfy the requirement of attending a loan exit counseling session with Student Accounting Office.

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

Commencement Reminder!

The UCSF School of Nursing Commencement will be held at 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. 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 1:30 p.m. reservation.

Regalia for graduation can be purchased for $56 for MS regalia and $71 for PhD regalia (plus tax and shipping) directly from Jostens at http://www.jostens.com/apps/jcom/college.mvc?affiliateId=1007016 (web site). 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.

For location and parking details, see:  http://nursing.ucsf.edu/event/graduationcommencement

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. Courtney Lyder

Doctoral Student Speaker: Lou Ella Taylor

MS Student Speaker: Jonathan Van Nuys

Mentor of the Year: Steven Paul

Excellence in Teaching: Barbara Burgel

PhD Marshall: Erika Froelicher

MS Marshall: Roxanne Garbez

Outstanding MS Student: Brandie Hollinger

Nursing Dissertation Award: Naomi Schapiro

Sociology Dissertation Award: Michael Fisher

Sigma Theta Tau (Honor Society) Cords. 

Graduating students who are members of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, and new 2013 inductees. Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! Show your pride wearing the STTI honor cord that signifies academic achievement in the field of nursing at your induction or commencement ceremonies. The cords are braided white and orchid ropes with tassels and signify your academic success.  Our two campus sales are Wednesday May 15 in office N605C from 10-3pm and Wednesday May 22, from 12-1pm in SON lobby (an Alpha Eta representative will sell the cords for $20, cash only please). You may also order an honor cord online at http://www.nursingsociety.org/Pages/HonorCords.aspx  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

Scholarships, Grants, and Awards

Sponsor

UC MEXUS

Award

Support for UC Student and Postdoctoral Activities

Amount

$1,500 Maximum for Short-Term Projects

Deadline

Graduate Division Approval Required: May 28

Application

http://ucmexus.ucr.edu/funding/2013_studentsmallgrants_call.pdf

Criteria

UC graduate students enrolled in a masters or doctoral level program and in good academic standing are eligible to apply. UC postdoctoral researchers may apply, provided they hold a UC postdoctoral position during the entire time period of the proposed activities. Undergraduate students are not eligible. Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in Mexico may consider applying to the UC MEXUS-CONACYT programs for which they are eligible (see Funding Opportunities). Mexican nationals currently enrolled in UC graduate programs, including UC MEXUS-CONACYT Doctoral Fellows, may apply to the small grants competition. However, please note that the selection process is based solely on the proposed project's fit to UC MEXUS goals and, specifically, a thematic connection to Mexico, completely independent of the applicant's nationality.

Info

Wendy Winkler Sawyer; Wendy.Winkler@UCSF.EDU; or 415.476.6031

Sponsor

Emergency Nurses Association Foundation/ California State Council

Award

Various

Amount

Up to $10,000

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

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

6/1/2013

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

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN)

Award

Scholarship

Amount

$1,500

Deadline

6/1/2013

Application

http://www.rehabnurse.org/awards/content/Scholarships.html

Criteria

Rehabilitation nurses who meet these criteria are eligible for the scholarship: 1. Membership and involvement in ARN 2. Current enrollment in a graduate level degree program, in good standing, and successful completion of at least one course 3. Current practice in rehabilitation nursing 4. Minimum of two years' experience in rehabilitation nursing Members of the ARN Board of Directors and their staff are not eligible for the scholarship

Info

Alice Taylor; ataylor@connect2amc.com or 1-800-229-7530

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-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

Jill.Lam@nursing.ucsf.edu

Sponsor

UCSF School of Nursing

Award

Professional Nurse Scholarship / Traineeship

Amount

Approximately $1,500 - $4,500

Deadline

6/3/2013 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

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

UCSF School of Nursing

Award

Alex Anagnos Scholarship

Amount

$8,000 stipend or fee offset

Deadline

6/3/2013 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

jill.lam@nursing.ucsf.edu

Sponsor

UCSF School of Nursing

Award

Hubert Bell Allen Scholarship

Amount

$2,500

Deadline

6/3/2013

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

jill.lam@nursing.ucsf.edu

Sponsor

Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)

Award

Pearl Moore Career Development Awards

Amount

$3,000

Deadline

6/15/2013

Application

http://www.ons.org/Awards/FoundationAwards/PearlMoore

Criteria

The candidate currently must be employed as a staff nurse in oncology nursing with a minimum of 75 percent of his or her time devoted to direct patient care, have two or more years in oncology nursing practice.

Info

http://www.ons.org/Awards/FoundationAwards/PearlMoore

Sponsor

Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)

Award

Josh Gottheil Career Development Awards

Amount

$2,000

Deadline

6/15/2013

Application

http://www.ons.org/Awards/FoundationAwards/JoshGottheilBMT

Criteria

The candidate must be currently employed as a registered nurse working in bone marrow transplantation with a minimum of 75 percent of their time devoted to patient care, or in the position of nurse manager, nurse practitioner, or clinical nurse specialist with BMT patient population or a BMT coordinator.

Info

http://www.ons.org/Awards/FoundationAwards/JoshGottheilBMT

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, 2012 in Chicago IL.

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

8/8/2013

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 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

Sponsor

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Award

Sociology Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants

Amount

Varies

Deadline

8/15/2013

Application

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5369

Criteria

This program supports basic research on all forms of human social organization - societies, institutions, groups, and demography - and processes of individual and institutional change. The program encourages theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes. Included is research on organizations and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social movements, social groups, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, gender roles, and the sociology of science and technology. The program also funds doctoral dissertation research to defray direct costs associated with conducting research, for example, dataset acquisition, additional statistical or methodological training, meeting with scholars associated with original datasets, and fieldwork away from the student's home campus.

Info

pwhite@nsf.gov

Sponsor

Kaiser Permanente

Award

2013 Deloras Jones RN Scholarship Program (deadline information not available until after 5/15/2013)

Amount

$1,000 - $2,500

Deadline

Early September 2013

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