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Northern California Chapter of GAPNA

NCCGAPNA Student Pharmacology Conference Scholarship 2018

Posted 2 months ago by Jennifer Serafin

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NCCGAPNA is the Northern California chapter of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).  GAPNA is a national organization whose mission is to promote high standards of health care for older adults through advanced gerontological nursing practice, education, and research.  Each year GAPNA hosts a pharmacology conference to provide continuing education in the latest trends in clinical practice, health policy, and health delivery systems relevant to advanced practice gerontological nurses. The conference also provides a forum for exchange of ideas and clinical experience with expert faculty and colleagues. 

This year, the Pharmacology Conference will be held from March 16 - 17, 2018 at the Boston Park Plaza, Boston, MA.  More information on this year's conference is available at

This scholarship was developed to assist one NCCGAPNA member who is a current Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) student (CNS or NP) or recent graduate to attend the Annual GAPNA Conference.  The recipient of this scholarship will be awarded up to $850.00 for expenses incurred to attend the conference.  The money will be distributed after the award winner has attended the conference and has provided valid receipts for expenses.

To be eligible to apply, the following criteria must be met:

  • Current membership in NCCGAPNA
  • Current enrollment in an NP or CNS program or graduated within the past year
  • Have an interest in gerontology
  • Provide proof of enrollment or graduation
  • Agree to present your conference experience to the chapter at a local meeting.

Complete the application below and return it as an email attachment to Attach proof of enrollment or graduation in the past year. Please put scholarship application in the subject line. 

The deadline for receipt of scholarship applications is February 15, 2018.

To become a member of NCCGAPNA, complete a membership application at the GAPNA website,, and select Northern California as your chapter affiliation.