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2018 Recipients

NLN Nursing Education Research Grants


Dorothy Otto Research Award 

Development of an Instrument to Measure Palliative Care Competencies in Undergraduate Nursing Students
Megan Lippe, PhD, MSN, RN and Andra Davis, PhD, MN, RN
University of Alabama and Washington State University

Nancy Langston Research Award

Enhancing Empathy, Interprofessional Communication in Primary Care: Use of Mixed Reality Simulation
Janice B. Foust, PhD, RN and Judith Healey Walsh, PhD, RN
University of Massachusetts Boston

NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Award

At the Interface: Workplace Bullying Dynamics as Deterrents to Translational Research Process in Nursing Education
Laura Cox Dzurec, PhD, PMHCNS – BC, ANEF, FAAN
Boston College

Ruth Donnelly Corcoran Research Award

Grit as a Predictor of Academic Success Among Associate Degree Nursing Students
Amber Young-Brice, PhD, RN
Marquette University

Mary Anne Rizzolo Doctoral Research Award

Observational Experiential Learning Facilitated by Debriefing for Meaningful Learning: Exploring Student Roles in Simulation
Brandon Kyle Johnson, PhD, RN, CHSE
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


NLN/Sigma Theta Tau International Diane Billings Research Award

Teaching Collaborative Communication Skills Using Rapid e-learning Technology and a Brief Interprofessional Simulation Event
Pamela Melvin, MSN, RN and Carol Cox, PhD, MCHES  
Truman State University
Joseph Visker, PhD, MCHES and Emily Forsyth, PhD, MPH, RN, CHES
Minnesota State University

NLN/Southern Nursing Research Society Doctoral Research Award

Development of the Nurses’ Attitudes to Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH) Interaction Scale
Audra Lewis, RN, CHSE
Tarrant County College