WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Foundation for Academic Nursing, the new philanthropic arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), is pleased to announce the creation of a new program designed to spark innovation and excellence in academic nursing. The AACN Faculty Scholars Grant Program will provide funding support to nurse educators whose scholarly activities reflect current issues in nursing education or practice and support AACN's strategic priorities.
"As academic nursing leaders, we recognize the connection between supporting quality nursing science and advancing evidence-based interventions, informing policy, and sustaining the health of the nation," said AACN President and CEO Deborah Trautman. "AACN is pleased to offer this new funding stream for nurse scholars working to re-envision how nurses are educated to provide care to an increasingly diverse patient population."
The AACN Board of Directors approved the Faculty Scholars Grant Program to spotlight the innovative work being led by nurse educators to redesign teaching and learning at AACN member schools. Funding for this program was provided by more than 150 nursing schools and organizations that contributed to AACN's 50th Anniversary Celebration program.
Through this initiative, a total of $100,000 in funding will be distributed to support four $25,000 faculty scholarship projects through 2022. Two awards will be offered in the 2020-2021 academic year, and two will be offered in 2021-2022 academic year.
Given the current state of affairs and priorities outlined in AACN's Vision for Academic Nursing, applications are currently being accepted for the first two grants, which must focus on Innovations in Competency-Based Nursing Education or Nursing Education Innovations Related to Disaster Response (COVID-19). All applications must be received by August 14, 2020. For complete details, including application and selection criteria, see the 2020 Call for Applications.
Contributing to the Foundation for Academic Nursing
The Foundation for Academic Nursing is currently seeking support from philanthropies, corporate donors, and individuals looking to advance AACN's goals and priorities. Your support will help to expand our impact and usher in new innovations in nursing education and practice. Those wishing to contribute are encouraged to donate online via the AACN website. Click here to see a list of current donors. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for academic nursing representing more than 840 schools of nursing nationwide. AACN establishes quality standards for nursing education, influences the nursing profession to improve health care, and promotes public support of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education, research and practice. For more information, visit www.aacnnursing.org.