2015 Recipients

Nursing Education Research Grants


Dorothy Otto Research Award

Measuring the Impact of Gerontology-focused International Service Learning on Undergraduate Nursing Students and Host Country Stakeholders
Patricia Berry PhD, RN, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN, Professor and Director 
Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence at OHSU School of Nursing
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR

Nancy Langston Research Award

Developing Capacity for Patient-centered care in Nursing Students: Implementing and Evaluating an Evidence-Based Intervention to Decrease Stress and Support Emotional Well-being
Heather Beanlands, PhD, MSc, BNSc, Associate Director
Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing
Ryerson University
Toronto, ON

Ruth Donnelly Corcoran Research Award

Virtual Reality Strategies in Nursing Education: Effectiveness in Teaching Nursing Students Decontamination Procedures
Sherrill Smith, PhD, RN, CNL, CNE, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs
Sharon Farra, PhD, RN, CNE, Assistant Professor
College of Nursing and Health
Wright State University
Dayton, OH

Joyce Griffin-Sobel Research Award

Quantifying the Influence of Expert Modeling on Novice Nurses” Competence and Self-Efficacy – Part II
Ashley Franklin, PhD, RN, CCRN, CNE, CHSE, Assistant Professor
Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX

NLN/Chamberlain Research Award

Promoting Innovative Academic Leadership through Critical Reflective Teaching Practice
Marilyn E. Asselin, PhD, RN-BC, Associate Professor
Deborah Armstrong PhD, RN, Assistant Professor
College of Nursing
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, MA

Mary Anne Rizzolo Doctoral Research Award

The Effect of Deliberate Practice Combined With High-Fidelity Simulation Scenarios on Psychomotor Skill Competency and Retention in Prelicensure Nursing Education: A Mixed Methods Pilot Study
Cynthia E. Johnson, MS, RN, CAPA
Georgia Baptist College of Nursing
Mercer University
Atlanta, GA

NLN/MNRS Doctoral Research Award

The Effects of Attention on Academic Performance
Sheryl Buckner, MS, RN, Assistant Professor
Oklahoma University College of Nursing
Oklahoma City, OK