Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) Grant

This grant provides an opportunity for a member of AMSN to attend the Nurse in Washington Internship.

2017 Recipient

Amy Nugent, MSN RN BCThe winner of the 2016 NIWI Grant is Amy Nugent, MSN RN BC, Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Potsdam, NY

2016 Recipient

Yalanda Comeaux, MSN, M.J., RN, CMSRNThe winner of the 2016 NIWI Grant is Yalanda Comeaux, MSN, M.J., RN, CMSRN, Clinical Nurse at Northwestern Medicine in Illinois.

2015 Recipient

Cheryl Smith-MillerThe winner of the Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) Grant is Cheryl Smith-Miller, PhD M.Ed. RN-BC.

Her name may sound familiar; she won the Philips Healthcare Research Grant last year.

2014 Recipient

This year’s winner is Noel M. Kerr, PhD, RN, CMSRN.

Dr. Noel M. Kerr, PhD, RN, CMSRN, was the recipient of the AMSN Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) grant for 2014. The program was held Sunday, March 30 through Tuesday, April 1.

One interesting feature of the program is that attendees meet with a representative of their state senate and discuss the issues that effect nursing and healthcare.


Noel (in orange suit) with John Neureuther (middle of photo), who is one of Illinois Senator Dick Durbin’s Legislative Assistants, and her fellow Illinois attendees.

2013 Recipient

This year’s winner is Lauren Mardirosian, RN, BSN.

2012 Recipient

This year’s winner is Michelle George, MBA, BSN, RN.

Find out more about the Nurse in Washington Internship