The Foundation's Teaching Nursing Home Program

The Foundation's Teaching Nursing Home Program was designed to establish affiliations between schools of nursing and nursing homes in order to improve care for elderly persons with chronic health problems and to provide settings for clinical service, education and service.This grant funds Phase 2 of the Teaching Nursing Home Program at Catholic University, Washington, DC. Using a mechanism of dual appointments, nursing faculty will be introduced into the structure of service at the nursing home. To meet these goals, the grantee will: (1) improve the standard and scope of care in the nursing home by establishing a continuum of care by a stable, competent, and committed nursing faculty and staff through career planning and educational development, while collaborating with medicine and other health disciplines to improve care services and education and increase research by project faculty to enable qualitative assessment and evaluation of quality of care, changes in attitudes, behaviors and knowledge resulting from the project; (2) encourage patients to maintain or return to the maximum functional status possible in order to prevent or delay institutionalization; and (3) develop a model of gerontologic nursing education and practice in order to provide the best possible patient care and influence a career focus in gerontology in the clinical setting.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $385,168.00

Awarded on: 12/15/1983

Time frame: 7/1/1984 - 12/31/1987

Grant Number: 7606


Catholic University of America School of Nursing

125 Gowan Hall
620 Michigal Avenue, N.E.
Washington, 20064-0001


Mary B. Walsh
Project Director