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AACN grants fund research that helps bedside nurses

Monday September 17, 2012
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The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses invites clinicians and researchers to apply for nearly $200,000 in research funding, including three Impact Research Grants of $50,000 each, to support inquiry that drives change in high acuity and critical care nursing practice.

Priority projects will address gaps in clinical research at the organization or system level and translation of these findings to bedside clinicians. Projects include use of technology to assess patients and manage outcomes, ways to create a healing and humane environment and processes and systems to optimize high acuity and critical care nursing.

The AACN developed the Impact Research Grant program to ensure a pipeline for evidence-based resources that include protocols and practice alerts in support of a wide range of AACN priorities. Currently funded AACN Impact Research Grants include projects related to identifying the impact of telemedicine on ICU nursing care, studying feeding intolerance in preterm infants and measuring the quality of care provided by pediatric cardiovascular nurses at children’s hospitals.

The AACN will award three $50,000 Impact Research Grants in 2012, the final year of the initial three-year program. Applicants may request up to $50,000 in total costs, with research to be completed within two years.

The AACN also continues to annually offer the AACN-Sigma Theta Tau Critical Care Grant and AACN-Philips Medical Systems Outcomes Grant, up to $10,000 each.

All research grant applications opened Sept. 1 and must be submitted online by Nov. 1. Principal investigators must be AACN members.

For more information, including award criteria and supporting documents, visit www.aacn.org/grants, or email research@aacn.org.


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