Nursing Education
Nursing Education Nursing Education
Nursing Education Nursing Education
Nursing Education
About the NLN
About the NLN
Certification for Nurse Educators
Faculty Programs & Resources
Membership
Publications
Public Policy
Recognition Programs
Research & Grants
Testing Services
NLN Education Summit
Get Involved



Nursing Education
Nursing Education

About the NLN

Nursing Education
Nursing Education
Nursing Education
 

Nursing Education Research Grants Program

Background and History
The NLN is the only nursing organization that funds nursing education research. Nursing education and other sectors in the education community are being held accountable for outcomes related to their programs. Evidence-based education and evidence-based practice are rapidly becoming the gold standard for nursing regulatory and nursing accrediting agencies. The NLN maintains its leadership role by establishing nursing education research as the foundation for building the science of nursing education, facilitating and funding research in this area, and developing novices to become expert researchers.

In the early 1980s, the NLN created the Council for Research in Nursing Education and made a commitment to provide funds to support small investigator research projects. After a short period of dormancy during the 1990s, the funds were re-allocated in 2000. Since then, the level of support has continuously grown, from an initial $12,000 to $40,000.

The NLN’s Nursing Education Research Grants Program follows an RFP model: a request for proposals is issued to our members. While the RFP calls for a statement of how the proposed study relates to the NLN’s Priorities for Research in Nursing Education, the specific focus of the study remains the prerogative of the investigator, and not the NLN.

The new goal of the NLN’s Nursing Education Research Grants Program for 2006 is to support multi-site projects that (a) are clearly relevant to the first of the NLN’s Priorities for Research in Nursing Education, namely, Innovations in Nursing Education: Creating Reform, and (b) relate to a research topic selected by the Nursing Education Research Advisory Council. Furthermore, these studies are to be implemented through partnerships between established researchers and beginning researchers who will be mentored throughout the process.

The NLN is proud to support nursing education research and to provide leadership in the ongoing development of the science of nursing education. We look forward to your participation in this initiative.

To get a sense of the kinds of projects supported by the NLN research grants program, you are invited to look at the list of 2000, 2001, 2002,2003 and 2004 NLN NURSING EDUCATION RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENTS.

To download a printable list of all past grant recipients, please click one of the following, Authors by Last Name, Award Date or Title of Proposal.

Nursing Education
Nursing Education
Nursing Education
Nursing Education