The Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute (CNSI) promotes the scientific mission
of NACNS by providing grant funding opportunities.

CNSI Brenda Lyon Data Driving Grant: Quality Improvement, Evidence-based Practice, Research, Outcomes, Program Evaluation

The Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute (CNSI) is pleased to announce that
applications are being accepted for funding data driven projects (<$1,500).

Applications are open to NACNS members serving as facilitators, mentor, or
leaders on development and/or implementation of data driven projects that
contribute to nursing knowledge that improves quality of care. We encourage
all participants to disseminate their results at the annual CNS conference and
publication in Clinical Nurse Specialist-The Journal for Advanced Nursing

All documents need to be submitted by September 15th, 11:59 pm EST.

Grant Guidelines Application

Funded Grants

The Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute would like to congratulate our NACNS
members in receipt of research grant funding from monies provided through a
charitable donation by Brenda Lyons:

  • Mary Pat Johnston, MS, RN, AOCN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Oncology, at the University of Wisconsin Cancer Center at ProHealth for her research study titled ‘Cancer Survivor Empowerment through Patient-Reported Outcomes.’
  • Morgan Yordy, DNP, ACNS-BC, RN-BC at Auburn University School of Nursing for her research study titled ‘Improving Health Outcomes by Incorporating Animal Assisted Therapy in the K-12 School Setting.’
  • Mary Fran Tracy, PhD, RN, APRN, CNS, FCNS, FAAN at the Regents of the University of Minnesota, School of Nursing for her research study titled ‘The Emotional, Mental Health, and Physical Symptom Experience of Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19: Long-Term Recovery.’