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UCSF professor, nurse researcher receives ANF nursing research grant

Tuesday January 21, 2014
Laura Wagner, RN
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Laura M. Wagner, RN, PhD, GNP, FAAN, assistant professor at the University of California, San Francisco, is one of 20 nurse researchers who have been named recipients of more than $185,000 in grants from the American Nurses Foundation’s Nursing Research Grants program, according to a news release.

Wagner’s research project, “Improving Communication of Adverse Events and Errors in Nursing Home Settings,” received $25,000 in Virginia Stone, Western Institute of Nursing, Dorothy A. Cornelius Scholar, Hildegard E. Peplau and American Nurses Foundation grant money.

ANF is the charitable and philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association. The 2013 grant program focused on ANA’s research priorities and applications, which use ANA’s National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators. Individual grants ranged from $5,000 to $25.000.

“ANF is grateful for the generosity of supporters over the last 58 years who have made it possible to award over $4 million to more than 1,000 beginning and experienced nurse researchers and credentialing programs for patients, nurses and health care organizations,” Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, RN, PhD, MBA, FAAN, ANF chairwoman, said in a news release.

The grants program is recognized for its high caliber and rigorous scientific review, according to the release. Each year, ANF scholars, reviewers and funders contribute to ground-breaking studies that shape and influence nursing practices and play a vital role in launching larger scientific health research.


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