Sigma Theta Tau International and the American Nurses Credentialing Center seek proposals for the evidence-based grant program funded by Hill-Rom

11 March 2015
Julie J. Adams
The Honor Society of Nursing,
Sigma Theta Tau International     
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Sigma Theta Tau International and the
American Nurses Credentialing Center seek proposals for the
evidence-based grant program funded by Hill-Rom
INDIANAPOLIS — The Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Foundation for Nursing announced today that it is accepting proposals for the US $20,000 Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)/American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Grant Program — the largest single grant available through the Foundation. With support from Hill-Rom, STTI and ANCC introduced the Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Grant Program in 2014 to support nurses in clinical settings, apply evidence to practice, and evaluate the effects on patient outcomes.
“The Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Grant Program aims to close the gap between research and nursing practice, and support clinical nurses in leading change that improves patient care,” statedLinda C. Lewis, MSA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, Executive Vice President and Chief ANCC Officer. “Funding opportunities for clinical nurses to apply evidence to practice and evaluate the effect on patient outcomes is critical to the development of real-world nursing practices that ultimately benefit patients.”
Hill-Rom Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer Melissa Fitzpatrick RN, MSN, FAAN, said, “Hill-Rom is proud to support the work of nurses to create environments in which evidence drives practice and continuous quality improvement is sought.  Working with ANCC and STTI to create grants that enable evidence based practice to enhance outcomes for patients is in direct alignment with our mission at Hill-Rom.”
“STTI has championed evidence-based practice for decades, and we recognize the critical need to implement evidence-based practice in clinical settings and ultimately impact health outcomes,” saidSTTI President Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, FANSA. “We’re proud to partner with Hill-Rom and the ANCC to offer the Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Grant Program that can enable significant progress in this area.”
Eligibility criteria
Applicants for the STTI/ANCC Evidence-Based Implementation Grant Program must meet the following criteria:
• Principal project lead must be a registered nurse (or country equivalent) with current license and have at least a master's in nursing (or country equivalent).
• Principal project lead must be a member of either the American Nurses Association or STTI.
• Proposed EBP project can be inter-professional in design, but must be nurse-led.
• EBP project implementation site in a clinical setting.
• IRB approval will be required prior to funding. It is not required to submit a proposal.
• Must be ready to initiate project when funding is received.
• Must complete project within twenty-four (24) months of funding; no cost extensions.
• With proposal, must submit letter of support contact information for agency/institution affirming consent for the project.
• Submit to ANCC/STTI a final report; submit a completed abstract or full paper to STTI's Virginia Henderson Global e-Repository.
• Disseminate findings through publication(s), podium or poster presentation at STTI research congress, biennial convention and ANCC National Magnet Conference®. 
• Grant agreement will be sent via email to project lead after application is submitted. Failure to return completed and signed agreement by the due date noted (1 June 2015) will disqualify the application.
• Grant recipient or proxy MUST be present at the 2015 ANCC National Magnet Conference to accept the award.
Hill-Rom also continues to support the Quality Improvement/Patient Safety Nursing Research Grantfocused on the implementation of outcomes-based practice and quality within health care institutions and systems. This 2015 grant opens 1 April and closes 1 July.
For more information on the STTI/ANCC Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Grant Program, including how to apply, please visit
For more information on all the STTI Foundation for Nursing grants, please visit
About ANCC
The mission of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), is to promote excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify and recognize individual nurses in specialty practice areas. It recognizes healthcare organizations that promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes, while providing safe, positive work environments. In addition, ANCC accredits healthcare organizations that provide and approve continuing nursing education. It also offers educational materials to support nurses and organizations as they work toward their credentials.
About Hill-Rom
Hill-Rom is a leading worldwide manufacturer and provider of medical technologies and related services for the health care industry, including patient support systems, safe mobility and handling solutions, non-invasive therapeutic products for a variety of acute and chronic medical conditions, medical equipment rentals and information technology solutions. Hill-Rom's comprehensive product and service offerings are used by health care providers across the health care continuum in hospitals, extended care facilities and home care settings to enhance the safety and quality of patient care.
Hill-Rom … enhancing outcomes for patients and their caregivers. 
About STTI
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