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The Excellence in Research Award is given to an individual who demonstrates a commitment to research in nursing that benefits the geriatric community.

This commitment should be demonstrated through the development or participation in research projects that emphasize or go beyond the traditional service role of their profession. The award highlights research as an important element of the mission of nursing professionals and singles out individuals who serve as examples of nursing scientists within the nursing community.

The award recipient must have a broad-based, continuing commitment to research as reflected in a variety of programs and initiatives which are responsive to the geriatric nursing community. This recipient may be active in conducting research, mentoring other researchers, and contributing to ongoing research of other nursing scientists.

Examples of the types of programs appropriate for consideration include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Made outstanding contributions to the science of nursing through research, development of new knowledge in nursing, or to furthering nursing knowledge through research.
  • Contributed to the development and testing of nursing interventions to improve geriatric nursing care.
  • Completed research and scholarship that informs practice and advances geriatric education of advanced practice nurses.
  • Provided information that can inform health care policy to improve the care to the geriatric community.
  • Demonstrated leadership in research in geriatric nursing (conducting research, mentoring, participating in research projects, etc).
  • Demonstrated expertise in research through an earned doctorate or post doctorate in research.