APN and DNP Student Fellowship

2013 Recipient
Sean Gallagher, RN, BSN, MA, OCN®
Durham, NC

All awards, grants and scholarships are tentative and subject to change based on funding availability.

Purpose:

  • To provide financial support for students enrolled in an MSN or DNP program to accomplish work in areas of cancer prevention, care or control as outlined in the ONS Research Agenda.
  • To provide a directed study approach to enable students to do capstone projects or theses in oncology, assisting them to accomplish educational program requirements.
  • To advance evidence based practice in oncology care

Applicant: Registered nurses enrolled in an MSN or DNP program at an accredited school of nursing.

Fellowship: Up to $5,000 to assist with costs to complete the Masters or DNP capstone or thesis project. Fellowship is not intended to support tuition expenses. It is expected that projects would require a minimum of 60 hours of work for completion. Funding cannot be used for work completed prior to approval of fellowship.

Applicant projects must be in the content areas in the current ONS Research Agenda

  • Interventions to adopt /maintain health behaviors
  • Interventions to increase cancer screening, with emphasis on underserved/understudied populations
  • Cancer-related symptoms and side effects
  • Late effects of cancer treatment
  • End of life care
  • Psychosocial and family care
  • Nursing sensitive patient outcomes
  • Translation science

Meet one of more of the AACN DNP essentials (including but not limited to: program evaluation, quality improvement project, research utilization, feasibility study, organizational analysis, systematic or integrated literature review, or development of a clinical practice guideline)

or

ACN Masters essentials (including but not limited to, designing, analyzing or evaluating nursing care, synthesizing evidence for practice, implementation of change strategies to improve quality and safety, analysis and integration of technology in practice, guideline development, guideline development or implementation)

Mentors: Applicant must have a mentor whose work clearly aligns with the planned project and/or that of the ONS Research Agenda. Students should take into account the availability of the mentor, learning needs, interests and expertise of both parties, and educational program requirements. Student acceptance by a mentor would be a requirement for receiving the fellowship. Mentors must be individuals with expertise and qualifications to guide the student activities

Application Deadline: November 15, 2014

To Apply Online: First-time users must follow steps 1-3. Returning users may access the application directly.