Student Awards

Outstanding PhD Dissertation and DNP Project Awards

AACN created this awards program to recognize and showcase outstanding PhD dissertations and final DNP projects completed by students in research- and practice-focused doctoral programs. Many doctoral students are advancing ground-breaking research and practice innovations that are worthy of national recognition and could serve as exemplars for other students to emulate. 

  • Excellence in Advancing Nursing Science Award for an outstanding dissertation from a student in a PhD in nursing or DNS program.
  • Excellence in Advancing Nursing Practice Award for an outstanding final project from a student in a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.
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GNSA Award for PhD-DNP Collaboration Excellence

Nominate doctoral students who demonstrate excellence in collaboration among students in PhD and DNP programs.

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2024 GNSA Conference | August 1-2, 2024 | Washington, DC