Producing policy-relevant evidence to advance the Future of Nursing initiative -- Penn School of Nursing/Julie Fairman PhD, 2012-2013

The Foundation's Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative was designed to provide funding for interdisciplinary studies that address critical gaps in what is known about nursing quality and for the synthesis, translation, and dissemination of results to key stakeholders.This funding will support a research manager for the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action (CFA) initiative. Julie Anne Fairman, PhD, Nightingale Professor of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, will produce a range of targeted, timely research products that directly address questions posed by the CFA's partners and stakeholders and that assess the impact of efforts to advance recommendations in the Institute of Medicine IOM) report, the Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.This grant will support several activities, including the timely production of a series of products (e.g., charts, tables, reports and research briefs) that address specific questions posed by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) leaders and CFA staff and partners seeking information to guide strategic activities. Additionally, Fairman will participate in a series of group calls, contributing her own health and health care expertise, as well as her familiarity with published literature and knowledge of the expertise and work of others, to answer important questions. RWJF will also ask her to create timely, brief emails or memos in response to targeted questions posed by the CFA director or research director. Given her expertise, RWJF may ask Fairman and her team to specifically address questions related to the IOM recommendation on removing scope-of-practice barriers, as well as other topics pertaining to the IOM report. As a nurse historian, RWJF may also call upon her to share perspectives and context for questions regarding implementation efforts.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $49,144.00

Awarded on: 4/6/2012

Time frame: 4/15/2012 - 4/14/2013

Grant Number: 69988


University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Fagan Hall
418 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, 19104-4217


Julie Anne Fairman
Project Director