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Grant Writing Strategies for Small Projects in the School Setting

Release Date: 10/07/2021
Expiration Date: 10/07/2024
Part of the NASN Lunch and Learn Series.

Cost: $20.00/Free for NASN members!

Upon successful completion of this offering, 
participants will receive 1.0 CNE contact hours.

Programs in the Lunch and Learn Series include a discussion option. Scroll to the bottom of each program page to locate a discussion for the course. Program speakers are monitoring the discussion and will provide responses to your questions when needed.

Program Overview
A small grant is generally designed for a short-term research project with limited funding. A major intention of a grant is the economic benefit to support a project but also to assemble resources and address critical issues within an agency. A successful grant proposal should focus on the mission and the interests of the funding organization, allow for innovation, and potentially lead to larger grants. A good grant is the result of research, a well-written proposal, and a well-matched funding source.
Opportunities exist for those with a vested interest in school health, particularly school nurses, to apply for grants that will promote the health and well-being of children where they play, live, and attend school. This session will share examples of and offer resources to incorporate a spirit of inquiry to write a grant related to school health.
This session will use an existing request for proposal to model the grant writing process, specifically the research question and aims section. 

Learning Outcomes
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to: 
  • State why grant writing is an essential skill for the 21st-century school nurse.
  • Brainstorm evidence-based research questions that are in alignment with NASN’s mission.
  • Write a research question and one aim and refine both based on small-group and workshop leader feedback.
  • Learn how to use skills in advocacy and leadership to follow-up if a grant is not accepted.
Intended Audience
This continuing education program is a knowledge-based activity developed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses who are interested in child and adolescent health.

Ellen M. McCabe, PhD, PNP-BC, RN
Assistant Professor
Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, Hunter College, City University of New York

Susan Kohl Malone, PhD, RN, NCSN
Senior Research Scientist
New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Ann Marie McCarthy, PhD, RN, PNP, FAAN
Professor, Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship
The University of Iowa College of Nursing

Faculty and Program Planner Disclosures
NASN must ensure that all educational session content is free of commercial bias and influence. The intent of this disclosure is to provide learners with information on which they can make their own judgments. 
The nurse planner, faculty and reviewers disclose the absence of personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this educational activity within the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement

National Association of School Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NASN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed in this learning activity.

Commercial Support or Grant Funding

This program did not receive commercial support or grant funding.

Instructions to Complete This CNE Activity
To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, follow the steps below, and complete and view the full content of the program including the course evaluation.

NASN will conduct an outcome assessment of a sample of participants at a later date. Please be advised that, if you complete this course, you may be asked to participate in this outcome assessment.

Step 1: Enroll in the course through the e-commerce system. Select the Purchase button. You will be directed to the e-commerce system. The item should already be in your shopping cart (look for the shopping cart icon at the top of the e-commerce web page).  The cost for this course will be waived for NASN members during the checkout process.

Step 2: Complete and view the full content of the program. Content items are indexed at the bottom of this screen. After you enroll, you will return to this screen. The first content item will be “unlocked” so that you can begin completing the course. Subsequent items will “unlock” as you complete previous items.
Step 3: Print the certificate.