Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education Program

Posted by on September 28, 2009

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Seeks Proposals for Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education Program
Deadline: November 24, 2009

A program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education will support evaluations of interventions that expand teaching capacity or promote faculty recruitment and retention in nursing schools. The program aims to increase the number of nursing school graduates by evaluating strategies that address the nurse faculty shortage.

Nursing schools or healthcare organizations that act as the applicant institution and subcontract to the evaluation team are eligible. Preference will be given to applicant organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations as defined under Section 509(a). The foundation makes grants to organizations in the United States and its territories only.

Each applicant organization must arrange to subcontract with an experienced evaluator who is not affiliated with the primary applicant department/school to assess the intervention. (The evaluator can be from a different department at the same institution.) Proposed interventions must be ongoing and have the potential to significantly increase teaching capacity, improve faculty work-life, and/or promote faculty recruitment and retention. Interventions must include a large enough population (i.e., faculty, students and courses) to permit precise determination of their impact on important outcomes.

A total of $4.2 million will be available over the next three years. Up to ten awards of up to $300,000 each will be available in this round of funding.

Visit the RWJF Web site for complete program information.


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