Informatics Scholarship Winners Selected

ANIA is pleased to announce the winners of a $3,000 scholarship, recently provided to three masters and doctoral-level students. Candidates were evaluated and ranked on: involvement in informatics as a profession, strength of scholarship, recommendations, work experience in informatics, and future plans as demonstrated in a goal statement essay. After reviewing a number of impressive scholarship applications, ANIA would like to congratulate the following scholarship winners.

  • Athena Louisa Fernandes is pursuing her DNP at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Athena plans to work in nursing informatics and as a nurse educator upon completion of her doctorate.
  • Sharon Giarrizzo-Wilson is pursuing her PhD in Nursing at Loyola University in Chicago, with a focus on informatics, patient safety, and policy. Sharon has an interest in clinician communication and the relationship with structured vocabulary.
  • Krista Potthast-Haynes is pursuing her Master of Science in Health Informatics at the University Of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Upon completion of her degree, Krista would like to focus on the application of standardized, evidence-based practices to population health care.

In addition to these educational scholarships, ANIA encourages all members to attain board certification in nursing informatics by offering five winners a $200 credit toward the Nursing Informatics Certification Review Focused CE Series course, which is endorsed by ANIA and available at a discount to our members. We are proud to share the following winners’ names with our ANIA family.

  • Colleen Masterson
  • Fadi Islim
  • Donna Beitler
  • Jessy Abraham
  • Jennifer Romaniw

We would like to congratulate all of our winners, and we wish the best of luck to those completing their coursework and preparing to sit for the board certification examination.

Brenda Kulhanek, PhD, MSN, MS, RN-BC
ANIA Board Member and Education Director