Awards, Grants & Scholarships

Charon Pierson – 2019 Loretta C. Ford Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

The National Nurse Practitioner Symposium is pleased to recognize and reward select individuals based on specified criteria. All interested individuals are encouraged to apply or nominate. April 1, 2020 is the deadline for all applications and nominations.

The National Nurse Practitioner Symposium is committed to diversity and equality of race, religion and gender.

Loretta C. Ford Lifetime Achievement Award

The Loretta C. Ford Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually by the National Nurse Practitioner Symposium to one individual that has demonstrated longevity, integrity, professional achievement and advocacy in advanced practice nursing on a national level.

Criteria:

  • Minimum of 5 continuous years in advanced practice nursing
  • Proficiency through integration of clinical practice, education and research
  • Demonstrated leadership in influencing health care policy

Nomination Process:

  • Completed Nomination Form
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV), or equivalent information, of nominee
  • Narration statement, by the nominating person, as to how nominee meets award criteria (500 words or less please)
  • Letter of reference from industry colleague other than nominating person

Nomination Deadline: April 1, 2020

Nomination Form: Click here to download

Award:

  • Traveling trophy inscription
  • Individual replica trophy
  • $1,000 cash prize
  • $500 donation to charity, entity or individual of recipient’s choice
  • Complimentary registration to 2020 National Nurse Practitioner Symposium (retreat and workshops excluded)

Past Recipients:

  • 2019 – Charon Pierson
  • 2018 – Julie Stanik-Hutt
  • 2017 – Donna Torrisi
  • 2016 – Sandra Ryan
  • 2015 – Rosemary Goodyear
  • 2014 – Margaret Fitzgerald
  • 2013 – Eileen O’Grady
  • 2012 – Phyllis Zimmer
  • 2011 – Linda Pearson

Statements:

  • The National Nurse Practitioner Symposium is committed to diversity and equality of race, religion and gender.
  • Employees of the National Nurse Practitioner Symposium and their immediate families are not eligible for nomination.
  • The Loretta C. Ford Lifetime Achievement Award traveling trophy is the property of the National Nurse Practitioner Symposium.
  • Award determined at the sole discretion of the National Nurse Practitioner Symposium awards committee. All decisions by the National Nurse Practitioner Symposium awards committee are considered final.

    Loretta C. Ford Lifetime Achievement Award Nomination Form

    Advanced Degree Educational Grant

    The Advanced Degree Educational Grant is presented annually by the National Nurse Practitioner Symposium to a graduate level student.

    Criteria:

    • Student currently enrolled in graduate level education
    • Student pursuing Advanced Practice Clinician degree

    Application Process:

    • Completed Application Form
    • Copy of most recent transcript
    • Narration statement addressing academic achievement, financial need, future goals and any other pertinent information applicant would like the awards committee to consider (500 words or less please)
    • Letter of reference from one faculty member at applicant’s academic institution

    Application Deadline: April 1, 2020

    Application Form: Click here to download

    Award:

    • $500 credit towards 2020 National Nurse Practitioner Symposium registration (retreat and workshops excluded) or Keystone lodging booked through group reservations, to attend the 2020 National Nurse Practitioner Symposium

    Past Recipients:

    • 2019 – Piper Hammond
    • 2018 – Darci Martinez
    • 2017 – Jentry Wheaton
    • 2016 – Jill Frisz
    • 2015 – Heather Ford
    • 2014 – Ashley Heise
    • 2013 – Rachel Buck
    • 2012 – Barbara Jones
    • 2011 – Carla Hall

    Statements:

    • The National Nurse Practitioner Symposium is committed to diversity and equality of race, religion and gender.
    • Employees of the National Nurse Practitioner Symposium and their immediate families are not eligible to apply.
    • Award determined at the sole discretion of the National Nurse Practitioner Symposium awards committee. All decisions by the National Nurse Practitioner Symposium awards committee are considered final.

    Advanced Degree Educational Grant Application Form

    National Nurse Practitioner Symposium Professional Scholarship

    The National Nurse Practitioner Symposium Professional Scholarship is presented annually by the National Nurse Practitioner Symposium to an advanced practice clinician.

    Criteria:

    • Advanced Practice Clinician

    Application Process:

    • Completed Application Form
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV), or equivalent information
    • Narration statement addressing professional achievement, financial need, future goals and any other pertinent information applicant would like the awards committee to consider (500 words or less please)
    • Letter of reference from industry colleague

    Application Deadline: April 1, 2020

    Application Form: Click here to download

    Award:

    • Complimentary 2020 National Nurse Practitioner Symposium registration (retreat and workshops excluded)

    Past Recipients:

    • 2019 – Snezana Radnovic
    • 2018 – Leigh Wingo
    • 2017 – Pa Lee Lee
    • 2016 – Denise Pattison
    • 2015 – Jennifer Tucker
    • 2014 – Alicia LePard
    • 2013 – Lois Rockastle
    • 2012 – Andrea Hutchinson
    • 2011 – Elizabeth Chang

    Statements:

    • The National Nurse Practitioner Symposium is committed to diversity and equality of race, religion and gender.
    • Employees of the National Nurse Practitioner Symposium and their immediate families are not eligible to apply.
    • Award determined at the sole discretion of the National Nurse Practitioner Symposium awards committee. All decisions by the National Nurse Practitioner Symposium awards committee are considered final.

    National Nurse Practitioner Symposium Professional Scholarship Application Form

    Corporate Support Opportunities

    Corporate Support & Exhibit Brochure
    • WELCOME RECEPTION $25,000

      Exclusive recognition for support of the NNPS Welcome Reception
      Complimentary 8′ x 10′ booth space
      Full page full color ad in Show Program
      Corporate banner hung in exhibition hall (banner supplied by supporter)
      Recognition signage
      Corporate literature included with registration materials (restrictions apply)
      Hors d’oeuvres and beverages located near your exhibit booth

    • INDUSTRY SUPPORTED ACCREDITED SYMPOSIA $20,000

      Recognition for support of catered function (Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner)
      Meeting room provided for accredited Symposia affiliated with catered function (restrictions apply to speaker and content)
      Full page black & white ad in Show Program
      Corporate banner displayed at Symposium (banner supplied by supporter)
      Recognition signage

    • REGISTRATION BAG $12,500

      Exclusive recognition for support of NNPS Registration Bag
      Customized canvas bag with corporate logo
      1/2 page black & white ad in Show Program
      Corporate literature included with registration materials (restrictions apply)

    • LUNCH & THERM-O TOTE $10,000

      Exclusive recognition for support of NNPS Lunch on Friday, July 10
      Customized Therm-O tote (reusable) with corporate logo used for Lunch
      1/2 page black & white ad in Show Program

    • INDUSTRY SUPPORTED NON-ACCREDITED SYMPOSIA $2,500 - $8,500

      Recognition for support of catered function (Dinner - $2,500, Breakfast – $5,000, Lunch – $8,500)
      Meeting room provided for non-accredited Symposia affiliated with catered function (restrictions apply to speaker and content)
      1/2 page black & white ad in Show Program
      Corporate banner displayed at Symposium (banner supplied by supporter)
      Recognition signage
      Corporate supporter to provide catering through Keystone Catering Services (restrictions apply to menu items and audience size)

    • BADGE HOLDER $5,000

      Exclusive recognition for support of NNPS Badge Holder
      Customized water bottles with corporate logo

    • WATER BOTTLE $5,000

      Exclusive recognition for support of NNPS Water Bottle
      Customized water bottles with corporate logo

    • CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST $4,500

      Recognition for support of a Continental Breakfast (date selection first-come-first-serve)
      Sponsor recognition signage

    • BREAK $4,000

      Recognition for support of a Continental Breakfast (date selection first-come-first-serve)
      Sponsor recognition signage

    • WI-FI $3,000

      Exclusive recognition for support of NNPS Wi-Fi network (Keystone Conference Center only)
      Corporate logo on NNPS Wi-Fi splash page

    • GENERAL EDUCATION GRANT $2,500 per 1 - 1 1/2 hours

      Byline mention in Syllabus

    • FRIENDS OF THE NURSE PRACTITIONER $2,000

      Logo recognition on a banner prominently displayed in the exhibition hall
      Special ribbon for your personnel to wear designating them as Friends of the Nurse Practitioner
      Identifier hung above your exhibit booth designating your booth as Friends of the Nurse Practitioner
      Logo recognition in the Show Program Friends of the Nurse Practitioner acknowledgement
      Logo recognition on the Friends of the Nurse Practitioner signage in the registration area

    • CHARGING STATION $1,000

      Recognition for support of NNPS Charging Stations for mobile devices
      Corporate brochure and/or promotional item allowed placement at Charging Stations

    • ADDITIONAL SUPPORT OPPORTUNITIES Call for Details

      Coffee Cart • Digital Recordings • Door Drop
      “First Aid Kit” Goodies • Pre-Symposium Mailer • Registration Bag Insert

    • ENDURING MATERIALS Call for Details

      The National Nurse Practitioner Symposium publishes Enduring Materials. If your company would like to support these accredited Enduring Materials for educational purposes, please call 800-996-3233 or e-mail us for details.

      Support opportunities are first-come-first-serve. Additional support items, co-support and partial support opportunities are also available. To reserve your support item or for additional details please call 800-996-3233 or e-mail us and let us know your desired support item.

    Frequently
    Asked Questions

    Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions. If your question is not addressed below, please e-mail us and we will respond as best possible.

    There are 3 airport possibilities:

    1. Denver International Airport (DEN) located approximately 93 miles from Keystone Conference Center.  It is the airport of choice of many of the attendees.
    2. Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) located approximately 72 miles from Keystone Conference Center.  It offers a more limited flight selection.
    3. Colorado Springs Airport (COS) located approximately 148 miles from Keystone Conference Center.

    Keystone Conference Center, 0633 Conference Center Drive, Keystone, CO 80435, is what you should enter into your GPS unit. This is the physical address of the Keystone Conference Center but it is not the mailing address. Mail or packages should not be sent to this address.

    Keystone Resort and Keystone lodging properties are dog-friendly, however, pets and/or emotional support animals are not permitted at the Keystone Conference Center or any Keystone-operated food & beverage locations. Service animals are permitted throughout. Please click here for policy on service animals and emotional support animals.

    Yes. ANCC credits are offered commensurate to the extent of your participation.

    Yes. AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are accepted by the American Academy of Physicians Assistants for programs by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

    You must complete the Symposium Evaluation and at least one Session Evaluation, in order to obtain your certificate and your account, must also be paid in full.  Once you have completed this process you will be able to save and/or print your certificate.  If you lose your certificate you can return to the site for a period of up to 5 years and login, in order to reprint your certificate.

    Certificates remain on file for 5 years from the date of the symposium. If you need a replacement certificate within the 5 year period, access the CE Certificate link on our website, then follow instructions for the year needed.

    You can complete the evaluation(s) at  your leisure however your evaluation(s) must be completed no later than August 1, 2020. You can save your answers and edit and/or finish at a later point in time if desired, or complete the entire evaluation(s) in one sitting.

    Yes you can bring a guest(s) for an additional fee of $20 per guest. Tickets can be purchased online or onsite.

    The following food and/or beverage are complimentary with your registration:

    • Tuesday
      • Morning and Afternoon Beverage Breaks if registered for optional Session Pre 1
      • Lunch if registered for optional Session Pre 1
    • Wednesday
      • Continental Breakfast if registered for optional Session Pre 1
      • Morning Break if registered for optional Session Pre 1
    • Thursday
      • Continental Breakfast
      • Morning and Afternoon Beverage Breaks
      • Lunch if registered for optional Session SS2, SS3 or SS4
      • Welcome Reception (buffet)
    • Friday
      • Continental Breakfast
      • Morning and Afternoon Beverage Breaks
      • Bag Lunch
      • Afternoon Beverage & Snack Break
    • Saturday
      • Breakfast if registered for optional Session SS8
      • Brunch
      • Afternoon Beverage Breaks
    • Sunday
      • Continental Breakfast
      • Morning Beverage Break
      • Lunch if registered for Seminar R1

    Some sessions include either a complimentary meal or a meal at an additional fee. To check the program schedule click here.

    We are pleased to offer a room for use by nursing mothers. The room contains a small refrigerator for storage as/if needed. Please inquire at the Symposium Help Desk for the room’s availability.

    Yes, American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa, are acceptable forms of payment for the symposium.

    The syllabus is a hard copy of the Green Room presentations.  There are 3 sources which contain available handouts for the sessions.

    1. The Green Room – a special website where attendees can view and/or print all available handouts – Complimentary
    2. Hardcopy Syllabus – hard copy of all available handouts. Orders must be placed by June 15, 2020. Not available to order after June 15, 2020. – Purchase price $70
    3. Customized Thumb drive – drive includes all available handouts plus update service providing subsequent updates via e-mail. Available for pre-order and/or onsite –  Purchase price $10

    No. Once you begin the online registration process you will be asked to select a method of payment. You can pay online via secure credit card processing, or you can remit payment after you register by sending a check. If you select to pay by check you will find the payment and mailing instructions on your registration confirmation. Please include either your name and/or registration ID when submitting payment. If you prefer to pay by credit card but wish to either fax or phone in the credit card payment information select “Cash” as method of payment and proceed with your registration. Fax: 888-996-3296 Phone: 800-996-3233

    You can access your registration record, then select the Edit button to edit your contact information and/or add, change or delete sessions, up through and including July 1, 2020. If you have questions at any time or need assistance to edit contact information and/or add, change or delete sessions, after July 1, 2020, please e-mail registration@npsymposium.com or call 800-996-3233.

    If a session has reached its capacity enrollment you can register for the waitlist on that session. If an opening occurs for the waitlisted session, you will be notified by e-mail concerning the opening. You must respond within 48 hours as to whether you wish to accept the session affiliated with the waitlist, otherwise, it will be offered to the next person on the waitlist.

    POSTER BOARD SPECIFICATIONS:

    • All boards are double sided brown velcro
    • 2 posters per board (1 each side) maximum
    • Boards will be pre-numbered according to assigned poster numbers
    • Maximum size of the poster is 8′ x 4′ (unless alternate dimensions have been approved by the NNPS Program Committee)
    • Pins or velcro are recommended for attachment

    POSTER INSTALL, DISPLAY, AUTHOR HOURS & REMOVAL:

    • Thursday, July 9
      Posters can be put up starting at 12:00 pm
    • Friday, July 10
      Display hours 7:00am – 7:00pm (Authors present posters 4:45pm – 5:15pm)
    • Saturday, July 11
      Display hours 7:00am – 5:00pm (Authors present posters 1:00pm – 1:30pm and 3:00pm – 3:30pm)
    • Sunday, July 12
      Display hours 7:00am – 10:00am (Authors present posters 7:30am – 8:00am)
      All posters must be removed by 12:00 pm

    REGISTRATION: Poster Presenters are required to attend the Symposium and register for minimum of Friday, Saturday and Sunday presentation days. A $150 tuition credit is offered per poster to help partially offset registration fees. 

    POSTER PRODUCTION & DELIVERY SERVICE (OPTIONAL): OfficeMax is offering hassle-free poster production and delivery service for the National Nurse Practitioner Symposium. Using their online template, you can upload your poster content to be printed and have it waiting for you upon your arrival at the National Nurse Practitioner Symposium*Click here to access additional details and upload your poster content (if it has been previously accepted for presentation) or contact OfficeMax’s Silverthorne, Colorado location directly:

    OfficeMax
    297 Summit Place
    Silverthorne, CO 80498
    Phone: (970) 468-9155
    E-mail: ods06604cpc@officedepot.com

    * Poster content needs to be uploaded no later than Tuesday, July 7 in order to meet delivery deadlines.

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