2016 ALPS Application

What is ALPS?
The Association of Veteran’s Affairs Nurse Anesthetists (AVANA), Board of Directors and Scholarship Committee have created a new leadership development opportunity for Student Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs), the AVANA Leadership Project for SRNAs (ALPS). This program was started in fiscal year 2013/2014.

AVANA is seeking to support SRNA education and the development of leadership skills by encouraging SRNAs to become actively involved in educational, advocacy, and leadership activities. AVANA believes that this will result in a stronger and more engaged group of future CRNAs. This project promises to be a very enriching educational experience and career development opportunity for the two selected SRNAs. Applications must be submitted between October 1st and December 15th, 2016

What will the students who are selected receive?
AVANA ALPS Program will sponsor two SRNA applicants to attend the following meeting.

AANA Mid-Year Assembly – April 5-9th, 2017. Washington, DC: Renaissance Hotel on 9th Street Downtown

Airfare and two night’s hotel accommodations will be sponsored. The SRNA will meet with the AVANA members who attend Mid-Year Assembly. The SRNA will enjoy a sponsored meal and discussion with AVANA members and will join them during visits to the House and Senate Committees on Veterans Affairs.

When are applications available, the date they need to be submitted and when will I find out?
Applications will be available on September 16th on the AVANA website

Applications are due no later than December 15th, 2016

Applicants will be notified by the end of January 2017