Patient hand hygiene -- Timothy Francis Landers, PhD, RN

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program was designed to increase the stature and academic standing of nursing faculty and draw more nurses to teaching careers by creating a cadre of national leaders in academic nursing through career development awards to outstanding junior nursing faculty.Dr. Landers was selected as a 2012 RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholar. The goal of his project is to develop and pilot test an evidence-based hand hygiene protocol for hospitalized patients in order to reduce the number of pathogens on patients' hands. Using the best available evidence, the project team will develop a protocol including recommendations for hand hygiene products, optimal timing of hand hygiene, and a patient, family, and staff educational component. Over the next three years in the program, Dr. Landers will have 60 percent protected time to focus on program activities; receive financial support for career development activities in his research and scholarly focus area; work closely with institutional and national mentors to develop his career as an academic nurse leader; and receive training and mentoring in areas such as developing a research and academic career plan, securing research funding, integrating research and scholarship into teaching, exerting leadership through professional and university service, influencing health care policy through research, and developing skills to assume a senior leadership role in academic nursing.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $350,000.00

Awarded on: 10/1/2012

Time frame: 9/1/2012 - 2/29/2016

Grant Number: 70320


Ohio State University College of Nursing

1585 Neil Avenue
Columbus, 43210-1289


Timothy Francis Landers
Project Director