The 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
Online submissions for the 2014 STTI/Chamberlain Center Nursing Education Research Grant must be submitted by May 1. Visit chamberlain.edu/stti to apply.About the Sigma Theta Tau International/Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for Excellence in Nursing Education The STTI/Chamberlain Center for Excellence in Nursing Education was established to advance global excellence in nursing education and prepare the highly skilled nurses of the future to elevate the level of patient care in an increasingly diversified population. The center provides career and leadership development for nurse educators, creates resources and events related to excellence in nursing education and develops programs to promote nursing education globally. About the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, educators, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others. STTI’s 492 chapters are located at 672 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at nursingsociety.org. About Chamberlain College of Nursing For 125 years, Chamberlain College of Nursing has been at the forefront of excellence in nursing education. Chamberlain is increasing access to nursing education nationwide with campuses offering the three-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and flexible online programs such as the RN to BSN option, Master of Science in Nursing degree program, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program and Graduate Certificates. Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools ncahlc.org. HLC is one of the six regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and the Master of Science in Nursing degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202.887.6791). The Associate Degree in Nursing program at the Columbus location is accredited with conditions by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404.975.5000). Accreditation provides assurance to the public and to prospective students that standards of quality have been met.
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