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STTI awards $67,000 in nursing research grants

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CONTACT:
Julie J. Adams
The Honor Society of Nursing,
Sigma Theta Tau International 
julie@stti.iupui.edu     
Direct Line: +1.317.917.4944 (International)
Toll-Free: 888.634.7575 (U.S./Canada)
 
 
STTI awards $67,000 in nursing research grants 
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
contributes to evidence-based research and practice
 
INDIANAPOLIS — The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) enables nursing research through the grants program administered by the Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing. In October and November 2014, STTI is awarding seven grants (including four co-sponsored grants) totaling US $67,000 to fund research projects including the use of smartphone apps in a nursing environment and shifting HIV management tasks from doctors to nurses in Africa. 
 
Grant recipients
 
Melanie Brewer, DNSc, RN, FNP, BC, FAANPSystem Director Nursing Research
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
US $20,000 Sigma Theta Tau International/American Nurses Credentialing Center Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Grant Program, sponsored by Hill-Rom.
Nurse Driven Bundle for Foley Catheter Removal 

Carol Sedlak, PhD, RN, ONC, CNS, CNE, FAAN, Director, MSN Nurse Educator Concentration
Kent State University, Ohio, USA
US $7,500 Sigma Theta Tau International/American Nurses' Foundation Grant, sponsored by the Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing and the American Nurses’ Foundation.
Transgender Individuals and Osteoporosis Prevention

Karen L. Gorton, PhD, MS, RN, Assistant Professor
University of Colorado College of Nursing, Aurora, Colorado, USA
US $10,000 Sigma Theta Tau International/Chamberlain College of Nursing Education Research Grants, a program of the STTI/Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for Excellence in Nursing Education.
Accentuating the “I’s” and eliminating the “D’s”: Inducements and Discouragements for Students Transitioning from Associate Degree to Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Programs - A National Review 

Siobhan O'Connor, B.Sc., CIMA CBA, B.Sc., RGN, University Lecturer
University College Cork, Ireland
US $10,000 Sigma Theta Tau International/Chamberlain College of Nursing Education Research Grants, a program of the STTI/Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for Excellence in Nursing Education.
Smartphone Applications in Clinical Nursing Education and Practice - Exploring Their Design, Development and Use (Smart Nurse)

Emilia N. Iwu, MSN, Clinical Instructor & Senior Technical Advisor
Rutgers School of Nursing, New Jersey, USA
US $12,000 Sigma Theta Tau International Global Nursing Research Grant, sponsored by the Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing's Patricia E. Thompson Giving Circle donors. 
Shifting HIV Management Tasks from Physicians to Nurses in Africa: A Correlational Study examining Relationships among Task Shifting Training, Mentoring and Demographic Factors on Nurses’ Self Efficacy and Job Satisfaction

Shejila Chillakunnel Hussain Rawther, MSN, PhD, Scholar
Manipal College of Nursing Manipal, Manipal University, India
US $2,500 Sigma Theta Tau International/Omicron Delta Research Grant, sponsored by a gift from Omicron Delta Chapter of STTI to Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing. 
A Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Impact of a Nurse Navigator Programme (NNP) on Anxiety, Psychological Distress and Quality of Life of Breast Cancer Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Karnataka, India

Aimee A. Woda, PhD, RNBC, Assistant Clinical Professor
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
US $5,000 Sigma Theta Tau International/National League for Nursing Grant (NLN), sponsored by a gift from Dr. Diane Billings to the Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing.
Evaluating Clinical Decision Making Among Nursing Students Enrolled in a Simulation Practicum
 
For more information on the STTI Foundation for Nursing and its small and collaborative nursing research grants program, please visit the STTI website at:http://www.nursingsociety.org/Research/Grants/Pages/Grantsbydate.aspx.
 
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The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 695 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at www.nursingsociety.org.

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