Edmund J. Y. Pajarillo Nursing Informatics and Innovation Collaborative Endowment Fund

Overview

With its focus on informatics and innovation in the use of data analysis and health information technology, the Edmund J.Y. Pajarillo Fund opens new avenues for either scholarships or research grants to support the National League for Nursing and its members.

The multiple real-world applications of these research studies are urgently needed. Among the anticipated potential outcomes are:

1. a) Helping identify populations beset by chronic illnesses and facilitating their access to primary and preventative care
    b) Improving the privacy of and access to telehealth services from primary care providers for homebound individuals
    c) Developing point-of-care apps for nurses and other providers to access health data and resources.
2. Finding ways to increase integration of technology into live and online learning environment.
3. Spurring the development of novel roles envisioned for nurses and nurse educators.

Examples:

Developing and piloting independent or consultancy roles such as Health and Resource Navigator (HRN) to connect individuals and families to health and other community resources; Independent Chronic Disease Nurse Consultant (CDNC) and Chronic Disease Nurse Educator (CDNE) who partner with private practices, hospitals or community-based clinics; and Independent Nurse Peer Counselors (NPC) to mentor new nursing school graduates or aspiring nurse educators

Research Grant

This is a $2,500 award offered annually to support a PhD doctoral dissertation, DNP research or capstone, or a Master of Science in Nursing student focusing on health informatics and innovation in research in nursing education. Applications to the Pajarillo Fund for research grants in the 2022 funding cycle will be considered in three broad categories:

1. Research that conceptualizes and translates nursing informatics concepts and theories into new applications and systems to facilitate academic nursing education, practice, and science. 2. Research that establishes, expands, and influences future nurses’ roles to optimize and expand their marketability and professional demand. 3. Research that explores the creation of innovative nursing educational technology to foster and enhance high impact practice (HIP) learning.

For more information, please visit the NLN Research Grants.

Scholarship

A scholarship of up to $2,500 will be offered annually to support nurses and nurse educators enrolled in an accredited graduate level program focusing on health informatics and innovation in research in nursing education. Applications to the Pajarillo Scholarship in the 2022 funding cycle will be considered in three broad categories:

1. Projects that conceptualize and translate nursing informatics concepts and theories into new applications and systems to facilitate nursing education, practice, and science. 2. Projects that establish, expand, and influence future nurses’ roles to further optimize and expand their marketability and professional demand. 3. Projects that create nursing educational technology to foster and enhance high impact practice (HIP) learning.


For more information, please visit the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarships.