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Funding Opportunities

Vcan partners with key national organizations to provide grant opportunities for qualified applicants. If you are interested in current grants, complete a contact information form and we will respond directly to you. 


Samples of current grant work include, but are not limited to:

  • Mathew McHugh PhD, JD, JPH, LDI & Karen B. Lassiter PhD, RN ($44,610.00). Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania. The Impact of Nurse-Physician Teamwork on Patient Outcomes at the End-of-Life
  • Nora Warshawsky PhD, RN, CNW, NEA-BC, FAAN ($50,000.00). University of Central Florida. Exploring the Relationship between Nurse Manager Competency Development, Competence, and Patient Outcomes.
  • Kathleen Baldwin ANP, GNP, CNS. Texas Health Research & Education Institute ($23,040.00) An Exploration of New Graduate Nurses’ Transition to Specialty Practice
  • Marjorie Jenkins PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE. Cone Health. ($20,478.00) Managing Those Who Care: Developing Emotional Labor Leadership Skills for Nurse Managers

AONL Grants 

In 2018 and 2019 the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) Foundation for Nursing Leadership Research and Education, awarded the Sustainable Nursing Workforce Development grants to:

  • 2019: Joanne T. Clavelle DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE University of Colorado. $9,575 for Further Testing and Refinement of the Professional Governance Scale
  • 2019: Yolanda Keys DHA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, EDAC  Texas A&M University. $7,310 for her work with Mitigating the Adverse Effects of 12-hour shifts: Nursing Leaders’ Perspectives
  • 2019: John Whitcomb PhD, RN, CCRN, FCCM Clemson School of Nursing & Lori Stanley  DNP,RN,NEA-BC,CENP Prisma Health. $6,508 for their work with Innovative Teaching and Learning: Key Metrics of an Undergraduate Nursing Academic and Clinical Learning Environment
  • 2018: Diana Meyer, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAEN. Center for Nursing Excellence at St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, Idaho has been awarded a $50,000 grant for work on cultivating joy and resilience in nursing through a practice playbook. Susan Cline, DNP, RN, NEA-BC was a grant awardee and had begun working on this project but died May, 2019 from recurring breast cancer. Dr. Meyer is continuing her work.
  • 2018: Nancy Hoffart, PhD, RN, Forsyth Medical Center and distinguished professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro has been awarded a $7,550 for work on developing a measure of implementation fidelity for a nurse residency program.

ALSN Grants

In 2019 the Association for Leadership Science in Nursing (ALSN) received a $10,000 2-year grant from Vcan to be awarded to a researcher looking to guide nurse leaders in addressing critical health care delivery issues in a manner that promotes safe, high quality and optimal well-being for patients, families, and health professionals. Two $12,500 grants were awarded to:

  • 2020: Esther Chipps, PhD, RN, NEA-BC The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center: An Exploration of Frontline Nurses Managers’ Experience during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • 2020: Aoyjai Prapanjaroensin Montgomery, PhD, BSN, Postdoctoral Fellow School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham: COVID-related Stressors, Burnout, Turnover Intention, and Resilience During the Pandemic among Nurse Leaders.

The grants are made possible by the Versant Center for the Advancement of Nursing.

The mission of Versant’s Center for the Advancement of Nursing® (Vcan®) is to provide professional and organizational development opportunities through research, education, publishing, conferences and other events where nursing and healthcare professionals can engage in a collaborative and disciplined model.

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