UAB School of Nursing Ph.D. student receives CertifiedBackground.com and AACN scholarship

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UAB School of Nursing graduate student Bryan Wilbanks, DNP, CRNA, was selected to receive the CertifiedBackground.com and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing scholarship of $2,500. Wilbanks was awarded this prestigious scholarship based on merit and demonstrated leadership skills. 

Wilbanks earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the UAB School of Nursing in 2012 and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. with a concentration in informatics. He worked as a nurse anesthetist at Huntsville Hospital for more than 10 years, and continues to work part time as a certified registered nurse anesthetists while completing his Ph.D.

Wilbanks stays active in the nurse anesthesia professional community by participating in research projects with the American Association of Nurse Anesthesia and serving as the research chair of Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Wilbanks was also selected to receive a scholarship from the Alabama Board of Nursing for this academic year. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate nursing education. AACN’s educational, research, federal advocacy, data collection, publications and special programs work to establish quality standards for nursing education; assist deans and directors to implement those standards; influence the nursing profession to improve health care; and promote public support for professional nursing education, research and practice.