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Honor Society of Nursing,
Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), and
Chamberlain College of Nursing have announced a new collaborative grant to support research focused on excellence and innovation in nursing education. The grant comes at a time of significant discussion in the healthcare industry about the need to prepare nurses to deliver higher quality patient care in an evolving healthcare system. The Nursing Education Research Grant is part of the Sigma Theta Tau International/Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for Excellence in Nursing Education and will fund two $10,000 research projects annually.
“The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, is proud to partner with Chamberlain College of Nursing to support research that will guide nursing education policy development,” said STTI President Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, FANSA. “We strive to provide nurses globally with the most current and comprehensive resources for developing nursing research, and we know that research will ultimately enhance the policies and educational models that prepare nurses for practice.”
“Chamberlain and Sigma Theta Tau International are committed to advancing excellence in nursing education globally to prepare nurses to meet the rising standards of care,” said Dr. W. Richard Cowling, vice president of academic affairs for Chamberlain College of Nursing. “The insights discovered from our collaborative research grant will play a critical role in guiding the development of enhanced teaching models and elevating nursing education.”
Call for Submissions: STTI/Chamberlain Center Nursing Education Research Grant
The proposed nursing research must meet the following criteria:
Project focuses on excellence and innovation in nursing education
Applicant is an STTI member in good standing
Principal investigator(s) are registered nurses (or country equivalent) with current license and have at least a master's degree in nursing (or country equivalent)
Applicant must submit a completed research application package and signed research agreement with appropriate additional documentation and letters of support by May 1
Grant recipients must implement their research projects when funding is received (including proof of Institutional Review Board approval or country equivalent), complete research within 12 months of funding, submit a final report to the STTI/Chamberlain Center and submit a completed abstract to STTI's Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. The grant recipients will be recognized before more than 2,000 nurse leaders at the 43rd STTI Biennial Convention Nov. 7–11, 2015, in Las Vegas.