Cerner, in conjunction with The American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC), have developed the Nursing Assistant of the Year Scholarship Program. This program will give nursing assistants who are currently enrolled, or are planning to enroll, in a degree program the opportunity to receive financial assistance to help offset education expenses.
Caitlin Atkinson, Nursing Assistant of the Year, received a $3,000 scholarship toward the completion of her nursing degree. She also received travel and accommodations to the 2018 AANAC Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV, April 11-13, 2018 where the award was presented at a special dinner ceremony.
The nomination period closed February 7, 2018 and will reopen fall 2018.