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Kathy Falkenstein Memorial Grant

Past Grant Recipents

2013 - Jacqui Ioli – Basic social processes of primary care outpatient staff RN’s.

2012 - Jo Ann D'Agostino – The use of corrected age during routine primary care visits for premature infants in the first year of life.

2008 - Eileen Sandifer – A collaborative model: The pediatric nurse practitioner teaming with elementary school parents volunteers to inspire children to participate in a recess exercise program.


Conference Grant

  • Goal

    To provide partial funding to Pennsylvania-Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners members in good standing for expenses related to National NAPNAP conference attendance.

    Deadline for submission: March 14

    Date of award: Following the annual NAPNAP conference each year

    For questions related to grant submissions contact Kristen A. Altdoerffer DNP, CRNP

  • Purpose

    • To encourage volunteer participation in the Pennsylvania-Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners .

  • Award

    A maximum of $1000 per grant, once per year, will be awarded to a Pennsylvania-Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners member selected by the members of the grants committee using the rubric below.

  • Evaluation Procedure

    Criteria

    • Applicants must be members in good standing.
    • Applicants will submit a 500 word or fewer essay via email to the grants chair.
    • Topic of essay: Why member believe she or he deserves the award and how the member will contribute to the chapter after the conference.
    • The winning member to be actively involved in a committee in any position for the duration of one year.
    • Members of the Executive Board are ineligible.
    • To receive the award, the winning member must submit National NAPNAP related receipts to the Chapter Treasurer who will reimburse the member for expenses.


    Essays will be evaluated blindly by at least 2 members of the Grants committee or Executive committee whose scores will be averaged. In the event of a tie score, another member of the executive committee will be asked to score the submissions and the essays will be ranked again as needed.

    Scoring Rubric


    • Clarity of response to questions (40%) 0-4
    • Potential for contribution to chapter (40%) 0-4
    • Professionalism of content and presentation (20%) 0-2

  • Responsibilities of Award Recipients

    The grantee agrees to participate actively as a volunteer for one year after the award.