FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 2, 2015
Elizabeth Franzino, 301-628-5305
Whitney Phillips, 301-628-5034
American Nurses Foundation Awards over $249,000 in Research Grants
SILVER SPRING, MD –
Twenty-eight nurse researchers dedicated to transforming the nation’s health through the power of nursing received more than $249,000 in research grants from the American Nurses Foundation’s 2015 Nursing Research Grants (NRG) Program. The Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association (ANA).
“Over the last 60 years, the Nursing Research Grants program has awarded over $4 million to beginning and experienced nurse researchers and credentialing programs for patients, nurses and health care organizations,” said NRG Chairperson Cynthia Arslanian-Engoren, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAHA, FAAN, associate professor and director of faculty affairs and faculty development at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. “Thanks to our supporters, this is a legacy that will live on and advance the nursing profession.”
The NRG program is recognized for its high caliber and rigorous scientific review. Each year, Foundation scholars, reviewers and funders contribute to groundbreaking studies that shape and influence nursing practice and play a vital role in advancing scientific health research.
The 2015 grant recipients are scholars from 22 different institutions in 17 states. The 2015 grant reviewers were from 62 institutions representing 32 states, in addition to one reviewer from Colombia and one from Belgium.
The 2016 Nursing Research Grant program will be seeking reviewers this winter and will be open for applicants from February 1, 2016, to May 1, 2016. A full list of 2015 grant recipients and reviewers is available online. To learn more about the Foundation, visit www.givetonursing.org.
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The American Nurses Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association (ANA) dedicated to transforming the health of the nation through the power of nursing. The Foundation supports programs that promote the health of the public through nurse leadership, research, and education.