Linda L. Pierce, PhD CNS RN CRRN FAHA, is a professor at University of Toledo in Toledo, OH. She also was Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation Chair between 2006 and 2008.
The Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation Celebrates 20+ Years of Funded Research
Article first published online: 27 MAR 2012
2010 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume 35, Issue 4, pages 135–140, July-August 2010
How to Cite
Pierce, L. L. and Larsen, P. D. (2010), The Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation Celebrates 20+ Years of Funded Research. Rehabilitation Nursing, 35: 135–140. doi: 10.1002/j.2048-7940.2010.tb00038.x
- Issue published online: 27 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 27 MAR 2012
- nursing research;
- proposal writing;
- research support
The history and trajectory of the Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation (RNF), the research arm of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, is presented in this article. From 1988 through 2008, 52 RNF research grants have been awarded to 49 researchers. Since 1995, this research award program has been guided by the Rehabilitation Nursing Research Agenda. Funded studies have varied in focus from pediatrics to geriatrics, to specific chronic conditions, and to administrative and management issues, providing a basis for the development of rehabilitation nursing science. Strategies for successful RNF grant writing are also included in this article.