Changes in healthcare delivery make nursing research more important than ever.
The Midwest Nursing Research Society Foundation was established to raise funds to support the Dissertation and Seed grants awarded each year to our members. Supporting research facilitates the production of nurse scientists.
Below are a few testimonials from MNRS grant recipients:
I am beyond grateful that I received the MNRS New Investigator Seed Grant. As a new researcher, securing this funding allowed me to conduct my pilot study for women with urgency urinary incontinence and understand if and how yoga may help to reduce symptom burden. I was also able to study the relationship between inflammatory markers and symptoms, through the lens of psychoneuroimmunology. Throughout this process, I am learning how to be a better scientist and applying bio-behavioral interventions to help women self-manage their chronic health conditions. Receiving external funding from MNRS was also critical for my tenure application, which happily was approved this spring. - Sandi Tenfelde
I’m a junior faculty at the college of Nursing-University of Iowa; I’m interested in studying human and system factors influencing nurses’ decision to report medication errors. The MNRS seed grant provided me with the opportunity to conduct a State wide study that helped me expand on my previous post-doctoral work. As a result of the MNRS grant, I’m currently working toward developing my first R01. - Amany Farag
The 2012 MNRS New Investigator Seed Grant kick-started my research in an exciting new direction. It gave me the funds I needed to explore the effect of a certain hormone on maternal and fetal iron regulation, and those preliminary findings quickly became a key component of my research model. The support of MNRS bridged the way to other funding, and today my team and I are closer than ever to our goal of developing innovative, safe, and effective new therapies for mothers and their babies. - Mary Dawn Koenig