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2016 Recipients

NLN Nursing Education Research Grants


Dorothy Otto Research Award

Hoping to Pass: A Multisite Trial of a One-Time Hope Intervention to Improve Baccalaureate Nursing Students’ Standardized Exam Scores

Alice March, PhD, RN, FNP, CNE, University of Alabama
Nancy Haugen, PhD, RN, Samuel Merritt University

Nancy Langston Research Award

What Do Nursing Students Know about Evidence-based Practice? A National Study of EBP Knowledge Across Academic Levels
Amy Hagedorn Wonder, PhD, RN, Indiana University
Darrell Spurlock Jr., PhD, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, Widener University

Ruth Donnelly Corcoran Research Award

Implementation of a Cyberhub to Support Genomic Nursing Education
Linda D. Ward, PhD, FNP-C, Washington State University

Joyce Griffin-Sobel Research Award

Measuring the Effect of QSEN Curriculum Change in Newly Licensed Registered Nurses: Tool Development
Judy Didion, PhD, RN, Oakland University
Christa Koffel, PhD, RN, ProMedica

Mary Anne Rizzolo Doctoral Research Award

Exploring DML Debriefing with the Debriefing for Meaningful Learning Evaluation Scale (DMLES) In Pre-licensure Nursing Education
Cynthia Sherraden Bradley, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE, Indiana University


NLN/Midwest Nursing Research Society Research Award

Nursing Students’ Experiences and Responses to Faculty Incivility: A Grounded Theory Study
Heidi Kathleen Holtz, MSN, RN, Indiana University

NLN/Sigma Theta Tau International Research Award

Systematic Review on the Use of Social Media in Nursing Education
Siobhan O’ Connor, MSc, RN, University of Manchester

NLN/Southern Nursing Research Society Doctoral Research Award

Learning Experiences of Senior-Level, Prelicensure Nursing Students: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis
Sarah Watts, MSN, RN, Mercer University