DNA Annual Recognition Program
The DNA Recognition Program is designed to acknowledge and recognize our many volunteers who have given so generously of their time, talent, and energy on behalf of the DNA and the dermatology nursing field. The Recognition Program is divided into three categories – Grants, Scholarships, and Awards. The grants support contributions to the nursing field and certification. The scholarships support those wishing to advance their nursing education. The award recognizes someone who is giving back to their community. A DNA member may not win the same award 2 years in a row and may only win one award per year. All winners will be expected to write an article for the Focus Newsletter on what receiving their award meant to them.
The program deadline has been extended and applications must be postmarked by: October 30, 2018. To return your completed application by mail to: DNA Recognition, 435 N. Bennett Street, Southern Pines, NC 28387, by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax: to 910-246-2361. Before submitting your application, don’t forget to review the DNA Recognition Program Application Tips for Awards, Grants, and Scholarships.
Please direct any questions to the DNA National Office via email at email@example.com or call 800-454-4362. Don’t miss out on these valuable opportunities! Apply TODAY!
DNA Convention Registration Scholarships
Purpose: To assist in funding the continuing nursing education of a DNA member that will enhance his/her ability to contribute to the Dermatologic community.
3 Awards: The recipients will be awarded up to $350.00 towards DNA Convention Registration. Must register for the DNA Convention by the Super Early Fee Registration deadline.
Career Mobility Scholarship
Purpose: To fund the continuing nursing education of a DNA member that will enhance his/her ability to contribute to the dermatologic community.
1 Award: The recipient will be awarded $1000 educational scholarship.
DNC and DCNP Certification Exam Grant
Purpose: To assist in funding qualified Dermatology Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioner in taking the DNC or DCNP Certification Exams.
4 Awards: The recipients will receive reimbursement of their certification exam fee provided by the Dermatology Nurses Association to take the certification examination during the next calendar year (January 2019-January 2020). Three (RN) and One NP will be awarded $200 (RN) or $300 (NP) to cover the examination fee.
Hall of Fame Award
Purpose: To identify the “Best of the Best” in the dermatology nursing profession.
3 Awards: The recipient(s) will be inducted into the DNA Hall of Fame and will receive a plaque.
People’s Choice Award for Posters
Purpose: To identify the DNA Convention attendee choice for favorite poster.
Award: The recipient will receive a ribbon and recognition at the DNA Convention Business meeting. The voting for this award will be conducted by the attendees of the DNA 2019 Annual Convention.
Awards, grants, and scholarships for education advancement, advocacy efforts and community service are offered annually to the membership through the DNA Recognition Program. The program is open from June 1 to September 30th annually, however the 2019 program has been extended to October 30, 2018. Read thoughts on being recognized from past recipients here.
Apply or Nominate a Colleague
DNA members may apply directly or nominate a colleague. To nominate someone for a DNA award, grant, or scholarship, simply submit a Nomination Form, or to apply directly, return your completed application by mail to: DNA Recognition Program, 435 N. Bennett Street, Southern Pines, NC 28387, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax to 910-246-2361. All applications must be postmarked by September 30th, unless otherwise noted in the description. The 2019 program has been extended to October 30, 2018. See all applications under the Descriptions and Criteria section.
How to Optimize Your Applications
The DNA Recognition Committee has prepared a document providing tips on how to optimize your application. To increase your chances, please read DNA Recognition Program Application Tips for Awards, Grants, and Scholarships.
- You must be a member of DNA to be eligible for any of DNA’s awards.
- Each DNA member may only win one award per year.
- A DNA member may not win the same award 2 years in a row.
- See individual awards listed below for specific criteria and requirements.
All recipients will be expected to write an article for the DNA Focus Newsletter on what receiving their award meant to them. Former award, grant, and scholarship recipients are invited to join the DNA Recognition Committee to help decide on future recipients.
DNA Hall of Fame Award Winners
Katrina Masterson, RN, DNP, FNP-BC, DCNP
Noreen Heer-Nicol, PhD, RN, FNP, NEA-BC
Edna Atwater, RN
Angela Borger, DNP, CRNP, DNC
Leslie Plauntz, RN, BA, DNC
Heather Onoday, BSN, MN, FNP-C
Paula Bermann, MSN, DCNP
Recognition Committee Members
Jane Glaze, BSN, RN, DNC – Chair
Maura Flynn, RN, MPP, DNC
Anne Marie Fombu, DNP Student
Kristen Miller, MSN, FNP
Amanda Stewart, FNP
Sandra Walsh, RN, BSCN, DNC