Skip to main content

Secondary navigation:

William F. Connell School of Nursing

Three Connell School Students Chosen as APNA Janssen Scholars

Connell School students Ariana Chao ’10, Jen Engel ’09, and Sarah Maclaurin MS’10 have been selected as 2008 American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Janssen Scholars.


Connell School students Ariana Chao ’10 (left), Jen Engel ’09, and Sarah Maclaurin MS’10 (right) have been selected as 2008 American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Janssen Scholars. This highly competitive national scholarship is given to 15 undergraduate and 15 graduate nursing students interested in psychiatric mental health nursing. The Janssen Scholarship Program seeks to encourage involvement in patient and nurse advocacy, expand concepts related to professional nursing organizations, and help students better understand the role of the psychiatric mental health nurse. The scholarship pays for Chao, Engel, and Maclaurin to attend the APNA Annual Convention in Minneapolis this October, where they will learn about philosophy of care, pharmacology, and trends and issues in the care of people with psychiatric mental-health needs. They will also get the opportunity to work with an APNA faculty mentor to guide their career plans.