Apply for One or More 2018 CNSA Awards!

Use the links below to download CNSA Award applications. Awards will be presented at the Awards Ceremony during the 2018 CNSA Convention, October 7 in Visalia, California.

Breakthrough to Nursing Award
CNSA Chapter Award*
Star Chapter Award
Community Health Award
Faculty of the Year
Outstanding CNSA Member
Multi-Chapter Community Service Award
Outstanding Newsletter Award
Outstanding Website Award

All award applications must be submitted by September 14, 2018 DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Please contact CNSA President Stephanie Lichtwardt with questions, comments, or concerns at or call the CNSA office at (916) 779-6949.

*The Chapter Participation and Fundraising Report is a sample spreadsheet to aid in the calculation/tracking of events by Community Service or Student Leadership Development hours for the Chapter Award applicants.  It is not required to be submitted or used.  Only the application is required to be considered for the award.

Link to Chapter Participation and Fundraising Report



Applications are now being accepted for the CNSA Foundation Scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year!
All scholarship applications must be submitted by September 14, 2018 DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Winners will be notified in late September 2018. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony during the 2018 CNSA Annual Convention in Visalia, CA, on October 7th. 

Are You Eligible to Apply?
  • Enrolled in a state-approved program for pre-licensure nursing
  • Current NSNA member (must be a member through October 31, 2018)
  • Current GPA 3.0 or higher
Criteria Used to Select Awardees:
  • Personal reflection essay (not a research essay!)
  • Reference
  • Nursing student engagement

Please have the following items ready when you submit your application:

REQUIREMENT 1: Student nurse engagement
  • Examples of participation at the local chapter, state, and national level. 
REQUIREMENT 2: Your personal reflection essay
  • 500 words or less, 12-pt font and double-spaced
  • Your name is NOT on essay
  • Saved as a PDF or .doc/.docx
REQUIREMENT 3: Unofficial nursing school college transcript
  • Saved on your computer as a PDF for upload
  • Reflects enrollment in a state-approved program for pre-licensure nursing
  • Is the transcript for the college where you are attending nursing school
REQUIREMENT 4: Reference
  • Saved on your computer as PDF or .doc/.docx
  • From an academic or professional source who knows you as a student 

For application, click here