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Lora Beebe, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC 2010 Award for Excellence in Research Lora Beebe, PhD, PMHNP-BC, an Associate Professor at the University Of Tennessee College Of Nursing, loves to research. “The main thing,” she says, “is that I believe patients deserve treatments that are tested and have evidence of efficacy.” But she also loves the process of research itself.

Research Council Communities Advisory Panel Steering Committee APNA members must log in to view members only content. Want to get involved? Join the Council on Member Bridge! How to join List of Council Members The Research Council recognizes the need to develop an infrastructure to support APNA collaboration, development, and dissemination of psychiatric nursing research and to advance evidence-based practice as a core competency of professional psychiatric nurses.  The Research Council’s Strategic Plan is consistent with the APNA Strategic Direction, Goal I: To develop and disseminate knowledge to advance evidence-based psychiatric mental health practice.

American Psychiatric Nursing Foundation Research Grant The American Psychiatric Nursing Foundation (APNF) is pleased to continue the research grants program to enhance scientific contributions advancing the knowledge and practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. This year, there are 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 APNF established these awards to seed new investigators who are beginning their scholarly careers and will support awards that vary from $1,000 - $10,000 per award. Priority will be given to investigators who are early in their career trajectories and who have not previously had major intra- or extramural funding.



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