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Research Grants, Scholarships, and Jonas Scholars at NLN Summit

NLN Announces 2017 Research Grants, NLN Foundation Scholarships, and Jonas Scholars
September 4, 2017

Press Contact: Karen R. Klestzick

NLN Announces 2017 Research Grants, NLN Foundation Scholarships, and Jonas Scholars

Awards to Be Presented at Annual Education Summit in San Diego
Washington, DC, September 4, 2017 - Select doctoral candidates in nursing education and scholars pursuing innovative research in nursing education will get a financial boost in the coming year from grants and scholarships to be awarded at the 2017 NLN Education Summit at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, September 14-16.

As in years past, NLN president Anne Bavier, PhD, RN, FAAN, and professor and dean of the University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation in Austin, noted the significance of the NLN's scholarship and research grant programs: "Support for scholarship in teaching and research is critical to the fulfillment of the NLN's mission to promote excellence in nursing education to prepare a diverse, outstanding nursing workforce to advance the health of the nation and of the global community. On behalf of the NLN, I extend congratulations to our scholarship and grant award winners and thank the members of the selection committees who volunteer their time."

Added NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN: "A special 'thank you' to donors to the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education who make the scholarship and research grants programs possible. The future depends on continued giving, so I encourage everybody with a stake in promoting excellence in nursing education to consider supporting the NLN Foundation. We want to do all we can to expand the number of scholars deserving of our support."

2017 NLN Research Grant Recipients

The NLN's research grants program, housed in the NLN | Chamberlain Center for the Advancement of the Science of Nursing Education, supports rigorous, high-quality pedagogical research studies with funding provided by the NLN and through endowments and donations to the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education (FNE).

Research Grant Recipients:

Dorothy Otto Research Award
Majeda El-Banna, PhD, RN, CNE; Laurie Posey, EdD;
Valentina S. Harizanov, PhD; Christine Pintz, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, and Julia Clarke, MSN, RN
George Washington University
Sandra L. O'Brien, PhD, RN, CNE, CRNP-F, Catholic University
Mindset-Enhanced E-Learning to Improve Medication Calculation (ME: MedCalc)

Mary Anne Rizzolo Doctoral Research Award
Eda Ozkara San, MBA, RN,
CUNY Graduate Center
Effect of the Diverse Standardized Patient Simulation (DSPS) Cultural Competence Education Strategy on Nursing Students' Transcultural Self-Efficacy

Nancy Langston Research Award
Diane Monsivais, PhD, RN, CNE; Franchesa E. Nunez, PhD, RN
University of Texas at El Paso
Developing Teaching Competencies in Clinical Nurse Educators Using Simulation: A
Scoping Review Proposal

Ruth Donnelly Corcoran Research Award
Mary Ann Cantrell, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN; Bette Mariani, PhD, RN
Villanova University
A Clinical Simulation Program to Increase Graduate Nurses' Clinical Competency and
Clinical Judgment in the Practice Setting

Co-sponsored Research Grants:

NLN/Eastern Nursing Research Society Research Award
Catherine Stubin, MSN, RN, CCRN
Widener University
Clinical Nursing Faculty Perceptions of Undergraduate Baccalaureate Nursing Student
Stress in the Clinical Environment

NLN/Southern Nursing Research Society Research Award
Kelly Dyar, MSN, RN, CNN, CNE
University of West Georgia
Phenomenological Exploration of Male Combat Veterans in Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Programs

NLN/Sigma Theta Tau International Research Award
Yvonne Smith, PhD, APRN, CNS; Yea-Jyh Chen, PhD, RN
Kent State University
Teaching Effectiveness in Online Nursing Education Instrument Development

2017 NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarship Winners

The NLN Foundation Scholarship Awards Program seeks to support seasoned and ethnically diverse nurses with an interest in committing to careers in academic nursing education. Hence, these scholarships are awarded to nurses pursuing advanced degrees, either master's or doctorates, in accredited programs, and have completed at least half of their academic studies toward their degrees.
  • Jennifer Alderman, MSN, RNC-OB, CNL
    PhD Candidate, UNC-Greensboro
  • Rebecca Boni, MSN, RN, ACCNS-AG, OCN
    PhD Candidate, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Karen Grace, MSN, CNM
    PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins University
  • Grace Kolodychuk, MSN, RN
    PhD Candidate, Washington State University
  • Tamar Rodney, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
    PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins University
  • Sylvia Waweru, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
    PhD Candidate, University of Texas at Tyler
2017-18 Jonas Scholars - Eighth Cohort

The NLN Jonas Scholars Program, established in 2010 through generous funding from the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, addresses a core formal goal of the NLN: advancement of the science of nursing education. The initiative includes a comprehensive mentoring component that engages scholars in peer-to-peer interactions, and nurtures relationships between scholars and faculty mentors.

NLN Jonas Scholars are selected by faculty in selected schools of nursing with a focus on nursing education research and mentored by scholars in the NLN | Chamberlain Center for the Advancement of the Science of Nursing Education. Funds include financial support for the scholars' research through the final year of doctoral study, as well as travel expenses to meetings with mentors at the NLN Education Summit. NLN Jonas Scholars in previous cohorts have since graduated and joined the ranks of doctoral-prepared nurse faculty, fulfilling the grant's stated purpose to advance the science of nursing education through evidence-based research. Members of the newest cohort of NLN Jonas Scholars are:

Juanita Allen-Garner, MSN, RN
Southern University A&M

Mary Franklin, MSN CNM
Case Western Reserve University

Sibena Samuel-Harris, MSN/Ed, RN
Hampton University

Catherine Sargent, MS, RN, BC, AOCNS
Villanova University

Catherine Stubin, MSN, RN, CCRN
Widener University

Heather Voss, MSN, RN
University of Northern Colorado

Meagan White, MSN, RNC
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

NLN Summit 2017 Information and Registration may be found here:
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 more than 40,000 individual and more than 1,200 institutional members, comprising nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations.

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