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American Psychiatric Nurses Association Honors Graduate Nursing Student Diane Hurd

Diane Hurd

SPOKANE, Wash. – Diane Hurd, a student in the Gonzaga University online Master of Science in Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program, has been selected to receive the American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s Board of Directors Student Scholarship.

Hurd, who works at the Billings Clinic Psychiatric Center in Billings, Montana, is among 30 undergraduate/pre-licensure and graduate students to receive the scholarship – from among hundreds of applicants – based on academic merit and dedication to psychiatric mental health nursing. She is the second student in the program to receive the award.

The scholars come from diverse schools of nursing at universities and colleges across the nation.

“This year’s Board of Directors Student Scholars are inspiring,” says APNA President Kris McLoughlin. “In realizing their extraordinary potential, they will help ensure that our future is one that includes high quality psychiatric mental health nursing care for those in need.”

Recipients receive complimentary registration, travel and lodging expenses to attend the APNA 31st Annual Conference, Oct. 18-21 in Phoenix, Arizona, and one year of complimentary membership in APNA (which includes access to education, networking and resources to further develop their skills as they prepare to enter the nursing workforce).

The APNA is a national professional membership organization committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders.

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