HPNF Conference Scholarships

The HPNA-Sponsored Conference Scholarship program was established by HPNF in 2008 to provide financial assistance to nursing professionals for attending HPNA-sponsored conferences, the Clinical Practice Forum and the AAHPM/HPNA Annual Assembly. These scholarships support nurses who wish to augment their professional development and leadership skills in hospice and palliative care.

New this year, we have added scholarships towards our End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) events, as well as CHPN® and ACHPN® certification review courses.

Scholarships are awarded to HPNA members to provide reimbursement of the early conference registration fee. Below is a list of conferences with available scholarships available:

  • HPNA Clinical Practice Forum (registration)
  • ACHPN/CHPN certification review courses offered at the HPNA Practice Forum (registration & travel stipend)
  • HPNA/ELNEC collaborative courses (registration & travel stipend)
  • AAHPM/HPNA Annual Assembly (registration)

The scholarships are competitive and winners are selected from the applicant pool by the Conference Scholarship Review Committee consisting of HPNF board members and HPNA members.

To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates must:

  • Hold a current HPNA membership
  • Be involved in palliative nursing
  • Register and pay for registration to attend the conference for which the scholarship is being sought
  • Submit a completed HPNA-Sponsored Conference Scholarship Application including all required attachments:
    • Verification of registration and payment
    • Resume or CV (2 pages or less)
    • Essay, minimum 250 words and maximum two pages, describing:
      • Your experience and interest in hospice and palliative care
      • What you expect to gain from attending your specific conference, and how knowledge from this conference could be applied directly to your practice in palliative nursing
      • One instance where you demonstrated innovation in responding to challenges in practice
  • Submit all materials on or before the deadline specified below
  • HPNF Conference Scholarship Review Committee takes into account your adherence to submission guidelines, completeness of applications, and quality of responses when reviewing applications of the applicant pool

Submit HPNA-Sponsored Conference Scholarship Application and all required attachments to HPNF by e-mail at info@hpnf.org.

The following deadlines are strictly enforced.

  • January 1, 2017 for the Annual Assembly in Phoenix, AZ

Scholarships to 2015 Annual Assembly

Marsha C. Farrell, BSN RN-BC CHPN®
David C. Free, MS NP-C FNP-BC ACHPN®
Susan Folk, FNP-C ACHPN®
Sandra Bethel Jense, DNP ACNP-BC
Stephanie Simenauer Lynn, RN CHPN®
Mary F. Murray, RN BSN CHPN®
Shreda Paire, MS RN FNP-C ACHPN®
Julie Rudolph, MBA RN CHPN®
Alyson Jean Yost, BSN RN-BC CHPN®

Scholarships to 2014 Clinical Practice Forum

Dorothy Guntli, RN, BSN, CHPN®
Sarah P. Recio, RN, BSN, CHPN®
Loretta Scroggs, RN, BSN, CHPN®
Janice Servick, RN, BSN
Paula Turpening, MN

Scholarships to 2014 Annual Assembly

James Nicholas Dionne-Odom, MSN, BSN, RN
Nicole Ewerth, RN, BSN, CHPN®
Tracy Fasolino, PhD, FNP, ACHPN®
Deborah Fisher, PhD, CPON
Stephanie Gilbertson-White, PhD, APRN-BC
Carla Jolley, ARNP, MN, AOCN, CHPN®
Holli Martinez, ARNP-BC, ACHPN®
Kay Mueggenburg, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, CHPN®
Annie Ruth Petteys, FNP-BC, MSN, BSN, RN
Lynn F. Reinke, PhD, ARNP, MSN, BSN, RN

Scholarships to 2013 Clinical Practice Forum

Phyllis Deborah Olive, RN, BS, CHPN®
Hilene B. Topper-Bricker, RN, BSN, CHPN®

Scholarships to 2013 Annual Assembly

Joan Hanson, RN, BSN, CHPCA®
Michele Landry, RN, BSN, MSN, ANP-BC, APRN, CHPN®
Mary Thelen, RN, BSN, MSN, CCRN, CHPN®
Bonnie Wallace, RN, BSN, MSN, CHPN®
Christine Westphal, BSN, MSN, ACHPN®

Scholarships to 2012 Clinical Practice Forum

Becki Fudge, RN, BSN, CHPN®
Nancy Joyner, ACHPN®
Richard W. Smith, RN, CHPN®
Lorie Jan Stoltz, RN, BSN, CHPN®

Scholarships to 2012 Annual Assembly

Sheila Marie Berrigen, RN, CHPN®
Jody Chrastek, DNP, CHPN®
Katie Shauna Fitzgerald, BSN, MSN, ACHPN®
Susan Harrison, RN, BS, CNML
Francine C. Hoh, RN, BSN, MSN, PhD, ACHPN®

Scholarships to 2011 Clinical Practice Forum

Lela Ruth Cooper, RN, BSN, CHPN®
Lillian Schorr, RN, CHPN®

Scholarships to 2011 Annual Assembly

Bronwyn Long
Elizabeth Martinsen
Jane M. Pelosi-Kelly
Nancy D. Roecklin

Scholarships to 2010 Clinical Practice Forum

Paula Forest
Lores Vlaminck

Scholarships to 2010 Annual Assembly

Cynthia Cooper
Charlene Forcier
Kathy Graham Gadler
Jennifer Kowalkowski
Angela Marky

Scholarships to 2009 Clinical Practice Forum

Gina Ritter

Scholarships to 2009 Annual Assembly

Debra Bach King
Jan Jahner

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Conference Scholarships are awarded to HPNA members to provide reimbursement of the early conference registration fee.

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