The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) announced the winners of its 2023 Certification in Clinical Sleep Health (CCSH) Educational Grant for RPSGTs who are interested in pursuing the CCSH credential through Pathway 3. 

Ten RPSGTs were selected out of nearly 40 applications.

“We were thrilled to see so much interest in this year’s grant program,” says BRPT president Andrea Ramberg, MS, CCSH, RPSGT, in a release. “We received extremely strong applications from all over the country as well as a couple from Australia, Puerto Rico, and Canada, all of whom expressed an overwhelming desire to improve patient care and outcomes.”

The BRPT’s Educational Task Force reviewed all applications through a carefully crafted rubric to determine the best-qualified applicants.

“We were so impressed with the essays and the depth to which the applicants described their desire to earn the CCSH credential,” says BRPT board member Michelle DiMaria, BS, RRT, RPSGT, who led the team reviewing the applications, in a release. “They passionately described a multitude of reasons for their desire to receive this grant, ranging from the pressing need to bridge the gap between patients and providers, to ensuring patients succeed with their prescribed therapies, to having the ability to explore different career opportunities within sleep.”

BRPT congratulates the following 2023 recipients of the CCSH Educational Grant:

  • Tonya Carrasco, Powell, TN
  • Kathryn Daoust, Grantsville, UT
  • Amber Escobar, San Antonio, TX
  • Angela Levitt, Alma, IL
  • Edwina Polk, Westlake, OH
  • Heather Santos, Griffin, GA
  • Kasey Turner-Beltran, Pocahontas, AR
  • Susan Vanriel-Smith, Manchester, CT
  • Carmen Walls, Debary, FL
  • Sarah West, Chester, VA.

Each CCSH Educational Grant will cover up to, but not to exceed, $250 of the registration cost for an approved in-person conference or the cost to complete online modules for any approved CCSH educational program, such as the AAST CCSH Designated STAR Education Program, the AASM A-STEP CCSH Education Program, the Academy of Sleep and Wellness Program, and the Collin College Continuing Education Health Sciences Program.