Megan Riccobono, MS, RN, AGPCNP-BC, Petsan and Gustave S. Petsan Scholarship, Nova Gurrslin

About Megan

Megan Riccobono.
  • Hometown: Daegu, South Korea
  • Undergraduate Education: Master's in Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Daemen College; Master's in Boiengineering, South Korea
  • Current Program: Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Advanced Certificate Program


The distance learning format, affordable tuition and an excellent reputation inspired me to apply to the UB SON. 

Areas of Interest

Currently, I am interested in geriatric and adult health, but in the future I’d like to broaden my interests into different stages of the lifespan. 

Professional Goals

Based on my professional experience as a geriatric adult NP, I found that urgent psychiatric care tends to be delayed due to limited providers and clinics. I would like to become a resource for other medical professionals when they are looking for help in the psychiatric field.


I am very thankful and honored to receive this award. This scholarship will lighten my financial burden and allow me to focus on my academic achievements.