Two grants will be awarded:
One $10,000 (US Dollars) award funded by the Versant Center for the Advancement of Nursing
One $10,000 (US Dollars) award funded by the ALSN Research Foundation
The nursing workforce has faced decades of challenges in optimizing the work environment in which they work. These challenges have been exponentially exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. New systems and models of care that can respond to today’s workforce crisis and prepare for future crises are needed. Research that investigates how to support nurse and nurse leader well-being is essential to achieving a healthy nursing workforce and will position nursing to address health inequities and drive prevention and health promotion.
A recent Delphi study conducted by ALSN and AONL Foundation unveiled key areas where nurse leaders lacked evidence to inform their decision-making during the pandemic: resiliency, trust, leader visibility, the role of the leader in disaster planning, and strategies for leading in crisis2. Respondents identified the need for designing and testing innovations leaders and organizations adopted such as new care models, staffing models, and cross-training practices2. Findings of this study also revealed a need for nursing leadership science to move beyond descriptive research toward interventional research to understand what works, for whom, and under what conditions3. Pilot studies are an essential foundation for advancing interventional research.
The Versant Center for the Advancement of Nursing and the ALSN Research Foundation are proud to support these efforts by funding two pilot studies that align with the ALSN research priority areas. In doing so, our aim is to have a bigger impact in nursing leadership research. Proposals should reflect novel, innovative research with a strong potential for future federal funding or foundation funding at a national level.
Notification of Award:
Research Plan (6 pages max)
Additional pages to be included:
ALSN-funded Investigator Responsibilities:
Research award recipients are required to:
The Versant Center for the Advancement of Nursing and the ALSN Research Foundation strongly recommend publication of study findings to contribute to the body of nursing knowledge.