Awards & Scholarships

ABCGN’s awards and scholarships program support its vision to lead and promote professional excellence in the practice of gastroenterology nursing.

The following awards are available through ABCGN. Applications for 2025 awards and scholarships will open in November 2024.

Certified GI Professional of the Year: 

This award recognizes those who demonstrate a commitment to outstanding patient care and positive outcomes through the teaching and learning of high performance standards, advocacy for the practice of gastroenterology nursing, and leadership within their unit and the broader GI nursing community.

Excellence in Professionalism Distinction:

This distinction recognizes nurses who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by validation of qualifications through certification.

Outstanding Certified Region: 

This award recognizes the SGNA Regional Society's most active in supporting ABCGN certification.

Certification Scholarship: 

The ABCGN Certification Scholarship provides financial assistance for the certification exam.

Recertification Scholarship: 

The ABCGN Re-certification Scholarship provides financial assistance for recertification by contact hours. Applicants must apply the same year their recertification application is due.