AACN News: Research Grants Support Clinical Inquiry

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Kristie Aylett
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Researchers and clinicians invited to apply for grants from American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Three AACN Impact Research Grants, with funding up to $50,000 each, available to experienced clinicians, researchers to support inquiry and drive change in high acuity and critical care nursing practice

Applications for AACN Impact Research Grants and other research funding due by Nov. 1

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — September 10, 2012 — The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) invites clinicians and researchers to apply for its grants, with awards ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.

This year, AACN makes available 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 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.

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.

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.

Research must be completed in two years. AACN continues to offer annually 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 current AACN members.

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

About the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses: Founded in 1969 and based in Aliso Viejo, Calif., the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world. AACN joins together the interests of more than 500,000 acute and critical care nurses and claims more than 240 chapters worldwide. The organization’s vision is to create a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and their families in which acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution.

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, 101 Columbia, Aliso Viejo, Calif. 92656-4109; Phone: (949) 362-2000; Fax: (949) 362-2020; www.aacn.org; facebook.com/aacnface; twitter.com/aacnme

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