Awards and Bursaries

PAULINE WELDON SPIRIT OF CANN AWARD

Beginning June 2016, CANN will recognize a member(s)/honorary/associate member(s) in good standing for the Pauline Weldon Spirit of CANN Award. This award is granted to an individual(s) who demonstrates exceptional disposition and spirit in the areas of advocacy, teamwork, volunteerism and passion for neuroscience nursing, over the course of their nursing career. Pauline Weldon was an active volunteer and a mentor to many. She was a lifetime member of CANN holding many Board of Directors positions and certifications in neuroscience nursing, MS nursing, and research nursing.

ELIGIBILITY

By nomination of fellow CANN Member(s)

APPLICATIONS DUE BY

January 1st annually

JESSIE YOUNG CERTIFICATION BURSARY

The Jessie Young Certification Bursary was established to promote continuing professional education in line with the mission and vision of CANN. This bursary provides financial support to qualified CANN members to pursue CNA Certification in Neuroscience Nursing. The bursary may be awarded to one or more individuals depending on available funds.

ELIGIBILITY

CANN Member who has successfully passed the CNA Neuroscience Nursing exam or renewed by Continuous Learning the previous 2 CNA Certification windows.

APPLICATIONS DUE BY

May 31st annually

CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF NEUROSCIENCE NURSES TRAVEL GRANT AWARD

Financial funding is available through CANN each year for active CANN members in good standing to support attendance at the CANN National AGM and Scientific Sessions. Travel grant awards can be used for conference registration, special sessions, and/or travel expenses. The CANN Board of Directors at the mid-year meeting will determine the total number of travel grants and amount of each award. Awardees must register for and attend the CANN AGM. Announcement of selected travel grant award recipients will be made at the AGM once attendance and registration is confirmed.

ELIGIBILITY

CANN members in good standing who maintain a membership during the conference year in which they apply are eligible for travel grant award. Applicants must be currently working in neuroscience nursing. Preference will be given to applicants who are presenting at the CANN conference and to those who are CNA Neuroscience Nursing certified.

APPLICATIONS DUE BY

no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, on the 1st of April each year.

MARLENE REIMER RESEARCH AWARD

The Marlene Reimer Research Award was established to promote neuroscience nursing research in line with the mission and vision of CANN. This award provides financial support to qualified nurses to pursue a research project focusing directly on neuroscience patient care issues relevant to the scope of nursing practice in Canada. Amount awarded is determined yearly. The award may be awarded to one or more individuals depending on available funds.

For more information contact the Professional Practice and Research Chair

ELIGIBILITY

CANN Member

APPLICATIONS DUE BY

Nov 1st Annually

CANN ABSTRACT AWARD

The Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses established the CANN Abstract Award to promote continuing professional education in line with the mission and vision of CANN and to facilitate the attendance of members at the Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions.

This award provides funding for one conference registration for the author(s) of one of the accepted abstracts for the Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions. Conference registration (Early bird Member rate only) reimbursement will be given to the successful applicant following their concurrent or poster presentation at the Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions.

ELIGIBILITY

Selected from accepted Scientific Sessions Abstracts