NLN Announces Annual Research Grants Promoting Nursing Education Scholarship

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NLN Announces Annual Research Grants Promoting Nursing Education Scholarship

Awards to Be Presented at 2021 NLN Education Summit
Washington, DC — The National League for Nursing announces the latest competitive scholarly research grants under the banner of the NLN/Chamberlain University College of Nursing Center for the Advancement of the Science of Nursing Education. Funding is provided by the League and through endowments and donations to the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education. Formal presentation will take place during the 2021 NLN Education Summit, September 23-25, near Washington, D.C.

NLN Chair Dr. Patricia S. Yoder-Wise, RN, EdD, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAONL, FAAN, Professor and Dean Emerita at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and president of The Wise Group said, “The National League for Nursing is proud to elevate evidence-based, innovative scientific inquiry in pursuit of transformative excellence in nursing education. The work of these deserving scholars, whom we will recognize at the Summit, have and will continue to prove more invaluable than ever in a pandemic-plagued world seeking guidance from the most sophisticated health care models and methodologies at hand.”

NLN President and CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, said, “Nurse educators committed to discipline-specific pedagogy are the vital link to a future nursing workforce that will transform patient care, advancing the health of our nation and the global community.”

2021 NLN Research Grant Recipients

Dorothy Otto Research Award
Susan McBride, PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FAAN; Laura Thomas, PhD, RN, CNE; Sharon Decker, PhD, RN, FSSH, ANEF, FAAN
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing
Competency Assessment in Simulation of Electronic Health Records (CASE) Tool: A Validated Tool to Evaluate EHR Competency in Simulation

Ruth Donnelly Corcoran Research Award
Rhonda Schwindt, DNP, PMHNP-BC; Laurie Posey, EdD; *Deborah Johnson, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP; and Quiping (Pearl) Zhou, PhD, RN George Washington University School of Nursing
*University of California, San Francisco
Impact of Simulation Versus Case-Based Learning on Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Students’ Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs and Behaviors Related to Mental Health Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse People

Nancy Langston Research Award
Thomas J. Van Hoof, MD, EdD, FACMQ; E. Carol Polifroni, RN, EdD, CNE, NEA- BC, ANEF University of Connecticut School of Nursing
A Scoping Review of Research in Nursing Education Focusing on Retrieval Practice, an Evidence-Based Strategy of the Science of Learning

Mary Anne Rizzolo Doctoral Research Award
Brittany Brennan, PhD, RN, CHSE
South Dakota State University Doctoral Program
The Impact of Self-Efficacy Based Prebriefing on Nursing Student Clinical Competency and Self-Efficacy in Simulation

Co-sponsored Grants

NLN/Sigma Foundation for Nursing Diane Billings Research Award
Sagine Bien-Aime, MSN, CRNP, AGPCNP-BC, Doctoral Candidate
Widener University
The Effect of Same Gender and Same Race Coaching Intervention of the Resilience of Black Baccalaureate Nursing Students

NLN/Southern Nursing Research Society Doctoral Research Award
Peggy P. Hill, PhD, RN, CHSE
University of Central Florida Doctoral Program
Remembering to Resume: A Randomized Trial Comparing Combined Interruption Management Training and Simulation-Based Education to Simulation-Based Education Alone

More information, including abstracts of winning research grants, may be found on the NLN website.
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