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AACN Contribute to the Evidence: Apply for an AACN Research Grant by Nov. 1 This year, AACN adds a third $50,000 Impact Research Grants from AACN, in collaboration with other profesGrant to fund priority projects that address gaps in clinical sional associations and industry partners, continue to research at the organization or system level and translate increase funding for research that drives change in high fi ndings to bedside clinicians. acuity and critical care nursing practice. Other grants include the AACN-Sigma Theta Tau AACN enthusiastically supports members of our Critical Care Grant and AACN-Philips Medical Systems community who seek evidence to assist our bedside Clinical Outcomes Grant, up to $10,000 each; and AACN colleagues in ensuring safe and excellent care for patients and their families. Research grant applications open Sept. 1 Physio-Control Clinical Practice Grant, up to $1,500. Research projects must be completed in two years, and must be submitted online by Nov. 1. depending on the grant. Recent AACN grant recipiNearly $200,000 in funding Initiatives may include technolents include Jean Anne Connor, director of nursing research in includes three $50,000 AACN ogy to achieve optimal patient assessment, management the cardiovascular and critiImpact Research Grants. and/or outcomes; healing and cal care program at Children’s humane environments; processes and systems for the Hospital Boston. Her team was awarded a $50,000 Impact optimal contribution of high acuity and critical care nurses; Research Grant for a 12-month pilot study on how chilsymptom management; and managing outcomes and dren’s hospitals measure the quality of care provided by preventing complications. cardiovascular nurses. Connor’s data will be used to idenAll principal investigators must be current AACN tify performance indicators specific to pediatric nursing. members. For detailed information, criteria and supporting “[As nurses] we present ourselves as a very strong documents, visit or email research partner because of our frontline exposure to patients, more than any other profession,” Connor recently stated in “Boston RN Researcher Receives AACN Grant,” an article on “There are so many gaps to be fi lled.” AACN Scholarships: A Journey to Lifelong Learning embership in AACN offers so many perks — exceptional networking, expert online resources, awardwinning refereed journals and free online CNE credit are just a few of the values of membership. Then there are AACN’s continuing professional development scholarships, which every member should explore. Whether it‘s for a CE program or an academic course, this innovative member benefit is uniquely designed to support you in expanding your knowledge or skills so you can expand your current practice or prepare for a new direction. When you a scholarship you’ll assess your own knowledge You’ll find a surprising range and skill gaps,apply forhow the learning activity will narrow the gaps explain of awarded scholarships at and how you’ll apply what you learn. Start by visiting see the programs for which scholarships tobe surprised to find have been awarded. You may learning activities that range from healthy policy advocacy, evidence-based practice and clinical and association leadership to personal growth and improved communication. Apply for a scholarship at the same website. Or write to with questions. You’re committed to your continuing professional development, and AACN wants to support your learning with access to endless possibilities right at your fi ngertips. M AACN BOLD VOICES AUGUST 2012 21

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Bold Voices - August 2012

Front/Digital Edition Viewing Guide
Another Angle
‘AACN CSI Academy’ National Leadership Program Launches
Canadian Dynamics 2012: ‘Speak Up, Speak Out’
Grana Padano May Lower Blood Pressure
New Medicare Patient Satisfaction Requirement Misses Mark, Nurse Argues
FDA, The Joint Commission Aim to Reduce Alarm Fatigue
Fast Food in Hospitals Counters Goal of Healthy Eating
New Federal Hospital Visitation Standards
Nurse Obesity Linked to Long Hours
First-Ever Nurses Float Joins the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade
AMA Urges Greater Focus on Ambulatory Patient Safety
Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Procedure Increases Patient Survival
Older Patients' in ICU at High Risk for HAI
Tele-ICU Symposium Explores Leading-Edge Technology
In Our Journals
Certification Capsules
Dare To
Contribute to the Evidence: Apply for an AACN Research Grant by Nov. 1
From the President

Bold Voices - August 2012