Research Grant

AMSN firmly believes in advancing the art and science of medical-surgical nursing through research and evidence-based practice (EBP).

Through the awarding of two research grants, AMSN promotes the use of evidence-based practice, the dissemination of research, the sharing of information, and education that will enhance the quality of patient care provided by medical-surgical nurses.

The purpose of the AMSN Research Grant Program is to support medical-surgical nursing research and nursing investigations conducted by beginning and experienced researchers.


$8,653 Nursing Research Grant Recipient

Karen Percell-Shong, MSN, RN
Killen, TX

"Exploring the Relationships between Managerial Coaching, Role Ambiguity, and QSEN Quality and Safety Competencies Among Clinical Nurses"

$6,775 Nursing Research Grant Recipient

Cara S. Schlegal, MS, RN
Austin, TX

"Medication related Information Needs During Patient Transfer"

$4,386 Nursing Research Grant Recipient

Lois M. Welden, DNP, RN, CNS
Evansville, IN

"Evaluating Aromatherapy for Pain in Abdominal Surgical Patients"


$10,000 Nursing Research Grant Recipient

Linda Chan BSN, RN, OCN and Team

UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
"Gum Chew as a Clinical Intervention Study (GUCCI Study)"


$20,000 MSNCB Certification Research Grant Recipient

Dr. Norma McNair, PhD, RN

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, CA
"Improving Patient Outcomes through Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification"

$5,000 Nursing Research Grant

Dr. K. Renee Twibell, PhD, RN, CNE and Team

Ball State University School of Nursing, Muncie, IN
"The Effect of Tailored Video-Based Education for Fall Prevention"


$5,000 Nursing Research Grant

Joyce A. Brill, MSN, RN, PhD (Candidate)

"Evaluation of a Computer-Based Educational Intervention." Widener University, Chester, PA


Philips Healthcare Research Grant

Cheryl Smith-Miller, PhD, RN-BC

"Salivary Cortisol, Acupressure, and Pain Levels among Patients with Acute Burn Injury"
University of North Carolina Healthcare, Chapel Hill, NC


Cecelia Gatson Grindel Evidence-Based Practice Research Grant

Mavel Arinal, BSN, RN, CMSRN

"The Impact of 4% Sodium Bicarbonate Additive During Intravenous Potassium Chloride Replacement for Adult Patients in a Medical-Surgical Unit"
West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Miami, FL

Philips Healthcare Research Grant

Pamela K. Newland, PhD, RN, CMSRN, NRSA

"Using Technology to Explore Sleep in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis"
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO


$5,000 Philips Healthcare Research Grant

AMSN is pleased to have the sponsorship of Philips Healthcare in offering this research grant.

Rebecca P Winsett, PhD, RN

"Improving Patient Safety with Point of Care Early Warning System"
St. Mary’s Medical Center, Evansville, IN

$5,000 Cecelia Gatson Grindel EBP Research Grant

Caralise W. Hunt, PhD, RN, CMSRN

"Support for Diabetes Self-management Using Apple iPad® Technology"
Auburn University, Auburn, AL


Nursing Research Grant

Dr. Terry L. Jones, PhD, RN

"Dimensions of nurse work time: Progress in instrumentation"

Find out more about the AMSN Research Grants.

Beginning April 2017, you may apply for all AMSN Research Grants year-round—there are no open and close dates to submit an application for an AMSN Research Grant!