Mental health graduate students earn scholarships

Three psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner students earn scholarships
By Laura Lesley

Mental health scholars insideThree University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) students in the Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty Track have earned scholarships from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Tajuan Richardson, RN, CRT, has been awarded a 2017-2018 Veterans Affairs Health Professional Scholarship from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which is designed to provide veterans with specialized care by increasing the supply of qualified health care professionals.Richardson is a scholar in the Veterans Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership in Graduate Education (VANAP-GE) program, a joint effort of the UAB School of Nursing and the Birmingham VA Medical Center offering psychiatric nurse practitioner students focused didactic and clinical experience in the psychiatric care of veterans. 

Karen Rigsby, BSN, RN, and James Porter, BSN, RN, each have received scholarships from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Health Services Corps Minority Fellowship Program. The purpose of the program is to provide scholarships to students pursuing primary health professions training in return for a commitment to provide health services in a medically disadvantaged area.
Last modified on March 22, 2019

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