Awards, Grants & Scholarships

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, 2022 is the deadline for all applications and nominations.

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

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. The April 1, 2022 deadline has passed for all applications and nominations.

  • Loretta C. Ford Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Advanced Degree Educational Grant
  • National Nurse Practitioner Symposium Professional Scholarship

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, 2022

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 2022 National Nurse Practitioner Symposium (retreat and workshops excluded)

Past Recipients:

  • 2021 – Judith B. Igoe
  • 2020 – Margaret Lorimor
  • 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.

    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, 2022

    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 2022 National Nurse Practitioner Symposium (retreat and workshops excluded)

    Past Recipients:

    • 2021 – Judith B. Igoe
    • 2020 – Margaret Lorimor
    • 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

      Loretta C. Ford

      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, 2022

      Application Form: Click here to download

      Award:

      • $500 credit towards 2022 National Nurse Practitioner Symposium registration (retreat and workshops excluded) or Keystone lodging booked through group reservations, to attend the 2022 National Nurse Practitioner Symposium

      Past Recipients:

      • 2021 – Jennifer Fehr
      • 2020 – Darlene Deters
      • 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.

      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, 2022

      Award:

      • $500 credit towards 2022 National Nurse Practitioner Symposium registration (retreat and workshops excluded) or Keystone lodging booked through group reservations, to attend the 2022 National Nurse Practitioner Symposium

      Past Recipients:

      • 2021 – Jennifer Fehr
      • 2020 – Darlene Deters
      • 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

      Advanced Degree Educational Grant

      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, 2022

      Application Form: Click here to download

      Award:

      • Complimentary 2022 National Nurse Practitioner Symposium registration (retreat and workshops excluded)

      Past Recipients:

      • 2021 – Michele Davis Groetzinger
      • 2020 – N/A
      • 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.

      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, 2022

      Award:

      • Complimentary 2022 National Nurse Practitioner Symposium registration (retreat and workshops excluded)

      Past Recipients:

      • 2021 – Michele Davis Groetzinger
      • 2020 – N/A
      • 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

      National Nurse Practitioner Symposium Professional Scholarship

      • 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
        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.

      The On-demand Encore Virtual Sessions Package is being offered for those with circumstances that prevent you from attending the 2022 National Nurse Practitioner Symposium in person. The On-demand Encore Virtual Sessions Package consists of 20 pre-determined sessions, offering up to 25.75 CE hours cumulatively, including up to 9.25 CE hours cumulatively of pharmacology (Rx). It is available 24/7 virtually from your workplace, comfort of your home or any other place of your choosing, starting August 15, 2022 and continuing through December 1, 2022.

      CLICK HERE for further details.

      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.

      Yes. Certificates of completion will be offered through Joint Accreditation (ACCME, ACPE, ANCC) and AANP.

      RNs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

      Yes. Certificates of completion will be offered through Joint Accreditation (ACCME, ACPE, ANCC) and AANP. 

      The American Academy of PAs (AAPA) awards AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

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

      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

      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, 2022. Not available to order after June 15, 2022. – Purchase price $75
      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

      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 11, 2022. If you have questions at any time or need assistance to edit contact information and/or add, change or delete sessions, after July 11, 2022, please e-mail registration@npsymposium.com or call 800-996-3233.

      Cancellations on or before June 15, 2022 are fully refundable less a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations after June 15, 2022 are non-refundable, however substitutions are allowed. Cancellations for optional registration items are non-refundable after July 15, 2022.

      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.

      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 in Exhibit Hall
      • Friday
        • Continental Breakfast
        • Morning and Afternoon Beverage Breaks
        • Bag Lunch in Exhibit Hall
        • Afternoon Beverage & Snack Break
      • Saturday
        • Breakfast if registered for optional Session SS8 or SS9
        • Brunch in Exhibit Hall
        • Afternoon Beverage Breaks
      • Sunday
        • Continental Breakfast
        • Morning Beverage Break

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

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

      The first and only innovation in the world offering multiple accreditations in 1 review process, Joint Accreditation promotes interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) activities specifically designed to improve interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) in health care delivery.

      A leading model for IPCP itself, Joint Accreditation establishes the standards for education providers to deliver continuing education planned by the healthcare team for the healthcare team. This distinction is awarded from 3 global leaders in the field of accreditation:

      • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
      • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
      • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

      You must complete the Symposium Evaluation and all Session Evaluations for which you wish to obtain CE, 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.

      You can complete the evaluation(s) at  your leisure however your evaluation(s) must be completed no later than August 15, 2022. 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.

      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.

      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.

      You can submit an abstract for consideration of an encore poster presentation. The abstract will be subject to the standard review process.

      All poster presentations are accredited. All accredited presentations must be void of commercial bias. It is possible for a commercially supported poster to be presented, however it must first pass the vetting process for commercial bias.

      POSTER BOARD SPECIFICATIONS:

      • All boards are double sided
      • 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′ horizontal x 4′ vertical (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 21
        Posters can be put up starting at 12:00 pm
      • Friday, July 22
        Display hours 7:00 am – 7:00 pm (Authors present posters 4:45 pm – 5:15 pm)
      • Saturday, July 23
        Display hours 7:00 am – 5:00 pm (Authors present posters 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm)
      • Sunday, July 24
        Display hours 7:00 am – 10:00 am (Authors present posters 7:30 am – 8:00 am)

      POSTER REMOVAL: All posters must be removed by 12:00 pm on Sunday, July 24. Posters remaining after 12:00 pm will be discarded unless arrangements have been made with pre-paid shipping and packaging.

      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): Laser Graphics is offering hassle-free poster production and delivery service for the National Nurse Practitioner Symposium. You can send your poster file (pdf format) to be printed in advance and have it waiting for you upon your arrival at the National Nurse Practitioner Symposium*.  Contact Laser Graphics’ Breckenridge, Colorado location directly for dimensions, pricing, payment and additional details:

      Laser Graphics
      400 North Park Avenue #4B
      Breckenridge, CO 80424
      Phone: (970) 453-4907
      E-mail: laser@colorado.net

      * Poster content needs to be uploaded no later than Friday, July 15 in order to meet delivery deadlines.
      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.
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