Providing research support for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing

This project will support the work of a research manager, Christine Kovner, Ph.D., to guide the production and translation of research on the national shortage of nurses and nursing faculty and to oversee dissemination of the findings to members of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Initiative on the Future of Nursing at the Institute of Medicine. Currently, many gaps exist in what is known about nurses, their education, their work environment, and other factors that affect the quality of their work. This research will provide evidence to fill these gaps and will assess, organize, display and synthesize data that is already known about nurses. An interdisciplinary team of researchers who have knowledge of nursing issues and experience working with nursing data will conduct research and develop timely products to provide information about the nursing workforce that is useful to policy-makers and the public. Deliverables will include bibliographies of literature in specific content areas such as nurse turnover or R.N. quality education; 12 short reports containing data analysis, charts and narratives on nursing; and a final summary of the reports and key findings.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $99,374.00

Awarded on: 4/1/2009

Time frame: 5/1/2009 - 7/31/2011

Grant Number: 65966


New York University

70 Washington Square South
New York, 10012-1019


Christine Tassone Kovner
Project Director