Barry nursing students awarded research grants

Barry nursing students awarded research grants

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences would like to congratulate PhD nursing students Roselle Samson-Mojares and Ilse Wallace for being awarded research grants from the Florida Nurses Foundation.

Selection for the Undine Sams and Friends Research grant is based on the scientific merits of the proposal and was awarded based on the potential of Samson-Mojares’ proposed dissertation study to advance research, theory development, and nursing knowledge. Her proposed study is titled Critical Factors Triggering the Existence and Fueling the Persistence of Incivility in Nursing. The goal of this study is to generate meaning surrounding the factors which contribute to the phenomenon.

Wallace’s grant was awarded based on the scientific merits of her proposed study titled Critical Factors That Influence Faculty Learning and Implementing Electronic Health Records in Nursing Academia. Her study seeks to develop a substantive theory of the process of faculty transitioning from teaching paper-based nursing documentation to teaching electronic health record documentation and the factors that influence faculty success in transition.

The Florida Nurses Foundation (FNF) exists to promote nursing and delivery of health care through the advancement of research, education, and practice. Each year, funds are provided to registered nurses and students for scholarships and research grants.

The Foundation was established by members of the Florida Nurses Association in 1983. The first grants were given in 1986 at the Florida Nurses Association Convention. The focus of the FNF has evolved over time to include contributions to support nursing education and research and to provide assistance to nurses in need.