2019 Clinical Excellence Scholarship


OPEN TO EMPLOYEES OF ALL TEXAS LICENSED NURSING FACILITIES

APPLY THRU MARCH 31

LeadingAge Texas has been awarded CMP funds to provide 50 recipients with the 2019 Clinical Excellence Scholarship - a scholarship that seeks to improve nursing home quality by investing in Texas’ aging services direct-care workforce by providing staff in nursing facility organizations (Administrators, AITs, RNs, LVNs, CNAs, etc.) with access to innovative education and training.

Open to employees of licensed nursing facilities in Texas, and with a target focus on first-time attendees, the scholarship encourages participation in education and training opportunities many have not experienced due to financial constraints. By eliminating the barrier of the cost of registration, this scholarship enables Texas nursing facility organizations to send dedicated, promising members of their staff to the LeadingAge Texas 60th Annual Conference featuring opportunities for innovative education that will, in turn, improve the quality of care residents receive in their communities.

DETAILS

Who can apply?
While this application is open to employees of all Texas nursing facilities, the scholarship will place a target focus on first-time attendees – a benefit to the recipient him/herself and to the employer seeking to invest in the longevity of their workforce.

What are the eligibility requirements?

  • Must be an employee of a Licensed Nursing Facility in Texas in one of the following positions: Administrator, Administrator in Training, CNA, LVN, RN, or another direct-care position.
  • Must provide the name/contact information of your supervisor who acknowledges your application & approves your availability to attend the conference & will attest that you will complete the required post-conference surveys.
  • NOTE: Not a requirement, but preference will be granted to those who have not attended the Annual Conference within the last five years.

What exactly does the scholarship cover?
The 2019 Clinical Excellence Scholarship covers the cost of registration for the Annual Conference & Solutions EXPO. Scholarship recipients are responsible for all other related expenses (hotel accommodations, travel expenses, etc.).

What is expected of me if I am selected as a scholarship recipient?

  • Upon acceptance, follow the instructions that will be provided by LeadingAge Texas staff to register accordingly for the conference & to select the following "Clinical Excellence" sessions (outlined in the application below).
  • Attend (and sign in/out on-site) each of the above-mentioned sessions.
  • Complete the three post-conference bench-marking surveys (details outlined in application below).

2019 Clinical Excellence Scholarship Application

NOTES FOR SUBMISSION

  • Please use either GOOGLE CHROME OR MOZILLA FIREFOX when submitting this form
  • You must select the "SUBMIT" at the bottom of this form
  • Upon submission, you should be automatically directed to Thank You page
  • You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of submission
    • If you do not receive an email within 48 hours, please email amanda@leadingagetexas.org to confirm your form was properly submitted

Contact Information

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Terms

If selected as a recipient of the 2019 Clinical Excellence Scholarship, that I will:

  • Follow the instructions that will be provided by LeadingAge Texas staff to register accordingly for the conference by April 12 & to select the following "Clinical Excellence" sessions:
    • Sunday Power Session A: Preparing for PDPM
    • 1A: Sexuality in LTC: What are We Going to Do about Ms. Smith & Mr. Kendall When their Families Visit?
    • 2A: Understanding & Solving "Behaviors" in LTC Settings
    • Nurses Networking Session | Nurse Peer Review: Navigating the New Regulations
    • 3A: National Opioid Epidemic: Litigation & Risks in Aging Services
    • 4A: Survey Survival Guide: Surviving the New Survey Process for Nursing Homes
    • 5A: MDS Hot Topics & FAQs
    • Wednesday Power Session A: The Fun Theory: Transforming Dementia Care Through Engagement Technology
  • Attend (and sign in/out on-site) each of the abovementioned sessions.
  • Complete three post-conference bench-marking surveys
    • Survey 1: within the two weeks following the Annual Conference, the scholarship recipient will complete a survey detailing the concepts s/he learned and how s/he plans to use this knowledge within the facility to improve resident outcomes
    • Survey 2: three months following the Annual Conference, the scholarship recipient will complete a survey detailing what they have implemented/achieved since the conference and provide concrete examples of how resident outcomes have since improved
    • Survey 3: six months post-event, the scholarship recipient will complete a survey detailing outcomes/achievements made since the conference and provide concrete examples of how resident outcomes have since improved



Supervisor Approval

Please provide the following information for the supervisor approving the applicant's request.

Electronic Signature

By typing my name below, I verify that the information I have provided in this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge.