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National League for Nursing Research Grants Program Advances the Science of Nursing Education

01/18/2008
National League for Nursing Research Grants Program Advances the Science of Nursing Education 

NLN 2008 Research Priorities: Innovations in Teaching in Clinical Settings, Evaluation of Clinical Performance, and Creating Reform in Nursing Education

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January 18, 2008 — New York, NY — The NLNs ongoing grants program supporting nursing education research is one of the few such programs in existence. Funding is available to NLN members to develop, design, and execute research initiatives that will have broad-based significance, be critical to decision-making and policy-setting at institutional and national levels, and help to transform nursing education.

"The development of faculty as educator-scholars takes a front seat at the NLN," said NLN CEO Dr. Beverly Malone. "We so value the research proposals submitted by our members who are eager to play an increasingly integral role in advancing the science of nursing education."

Grants are awarded to NLN members based on the significance of the subject matter they plan to investigate and on the quality of the proposed research design. All projects must be aligned with the NLNs Priorities for Research in Nursing Education. In 2008, priority will be given to research projects that focus on "Innovations in Nursing Education: Creating Reform"; special preference will be given to studies that address innovations in clinical teaching and evaluation of clinical performance, as well as studies that are multi-site in nature and that address the increasing diversity of the student population.

Visit www.nln.org/research/2008grant/index.htm for information about the 2008 research grants program. Proposals are due March 7, 2008. While award amounts are not fixed, past grants have ranged from $5,000 to a maximum of $20,000. Previous NLN grants are listed at www.nln.org/research/prevgrants.htm. Awardees will be announced during the NLN Education Summit, which will be held in San Antonio, TX, September 17-20, 2008.

Editors and reporters: For interview opportunities, please contact NLN chief communications officer Karen R. Klestzick at 212-812-0376 or kklestzick@nln.org.

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Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 25,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members representing all types of nursing education programs.