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American Psychiatric Nurses association Research Grants The American Psychiatric Nurses Association Research Grants program provides funding to enhance scientific contributions that advance the knowledge and practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. This year, we are accepting proposals in two categories: Category 1: Research studies to generate new knowledge to advance psychiatric mental health nursing Category 2: Evidence-based practice change or quality improvement projects to apply evidence to practice Funded by the APNA Foundation Committee, these awards are intended to seed new investigators who are beginning their scholarly careers and vary from $1,000 - $10,000 per award. Priority will be given to investigators who are early in their careers and who have not previously had major intra- or extramural funding.

  2014 Robin Osterman, PhD, RNC-OB, CNS University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Alcohol Use Biomarkers in Pregnant Methadone Users Choochart Wong-Anuchit, PhD(c), RN Saint Louis University School of Nursing A Meta-analysis of Motivational Interviewing in People with Severe Mental Illness   2013 Marian J. Hardwick, MS, RN University of South Florida, School of Nursing Accelerated Resolution Therapy for PTSD and Sleep Disturbance Kerry Peterson, DNP, PMHCNS, PMHNP Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing Evaluation of Two Dating Violence Prevention Programs on a College Campus 2012 Esther Meerwijk, PhD(c), RN University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing Heart rate variability and frontal EEG asymmetry as markers of psychological pain. Andrea Warner Stidham, PhD, RN Kent State University The Relationship of PostTraumatic Growth to Depressive Symptoms and Physical Health in Spouses of U.

Ensuring the Future: The APNA Research Grant program aids scientific research and contributions which add to the knowledge and practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. This year, APNA will assisting three members in their research or evidence-based project with a grant to support their work.   Jenna Brager, MS, BSN-RN Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Perceptions, Use, and Impact of Digital Technologies for Strengthening Parenting In her research, Brager will explore the efficacy of the electronic Chicago Parent Program (eCPP), determining how parents perceive, use, and benefit from mobile interventions with regard to behavioral health promotion.

The APNF Grant Review Committee evaluates research proposals submitted by APNA members.  Priority for funding is based upon the project’s scientific merit, potential for knowledge development, and relevance to the advancement of the knowledge and practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing.  Click here for more information about the grant itself.

Lantern Review Lantern Review PMHNP Scholarship This biannual scholarship awards $500 to nurses who are currently attending or planning on attending PMHNP graduate school within 6 months' time. Applicants must submit a no more than 750-word essay on the topic of non-pharmacological interventions for the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in older adults residing in long term care. From the pool of applicants, 3 finalists will be selected one month before the winner is announced on June 1 and December 1.



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