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ANF taking applications for research grants


The American Nurses Foundation has announced the launch of its 2013 Nursing Research Grant program, which provides 29 research awards totaling more than $200,000 to beginning and experienced nurse researchers.

The ANF is the charitable and philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association. The 2013 grant program will focus on the ANA’s research priorities (see and applications that use the ANA’s National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators.

“Nursing research is vital to patients, nurses and our colleagues in healthcare,” Geri L. Wood, RN, PhD, FAAN, chair of the ANF Nursing Research Grant Program and associate professor and director of nursing research and evidence-based practice at the University of Texas’ M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, said in a news release. “Our perspective, our expertise and our problem-solving is distinct and of critical importance.”

Individual grants range from $5,000 to $25,000. The largest award — the Margretta Madden Styles Credentialing Research Award, named for a past president of the ANA, American Nurses Credentialing Center and International Council of Nurses — funds research on the impact of nurse credentialing programs on patients, nurses and healthcare organizations.

Information and access to the online application are available at The application process is open through May 1.


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