2013 APNF Research Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the 2013 recipients of the APNF Research Grants! Through its grant program, the American Psychiatric Nursing Foundation aids scientific research and contributions which add to the knowledge and practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. This year the Foundation is assisting two members in their research: each received a $5,000 grant and a complimentary registration to the APNA 27th Annual Conference.

Marian J. Hardwick, MS, RN
University of South Florida, School of Nursing
Accelerated Resolution Therapy for PTSD and Sleep Disturbance
Marian J. Hardwick, MS, RN is a Ph.D. student in the University of South Florida College of Nursing in Tampa, Florida. She will be conducting her dissertation study on the effects of before and after treatment of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (specifically the veteran population) focusing on sleep disturbance. Sleep disturbance is one of most distressing symptoms associated with PTSD and Marian is focusing on increasing REM sleep and quality of sleep in people with PTSD. She intends to graduate in 2014.
Kerry Peterson, DNP, PMHCNS, PMHNP
Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing
Evaluation of Two Dating Violence Prevention Programs on a College Campus
Dr. Kerry Peterson is an Assistant Professor at the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences in the Graduate Nursing Department at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. She completed her BSN, MSN, and DNP at Shenandoah University, and she is currently completing her PhD in Nursing at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Peterson is a Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (PMHCNS) and Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).  Her research interests include prevention and interventions for intimate partner violence and mental illness.

The APNF Grant Review Committee would like to thank all of the applicants.

Past APNF Grant Recipients