Chamberlain College of Nursing and the Institute for Research and Clinical Strategy Sponsor $10,000 Grant to Improve Patient Safety through Simulation — June 14, 2016

  • Jun 15, 2016, 15:19 PM: Contents of news release accurate at date of publication.

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Chamberlain College of Nursing and the Institute for Research and Clinical Strategy Sponsor $10,000 Grant to Improve Patient Safety through Simulation

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – June 14, 2016 – Chamberlain College of Nursing and the Institute for Research and Clinical Strategy are proud to sponsor the $10,000 INACSL Debra Spunt Research Grant. The grant program was established in 2007 to honor the memory of Dr. Spunt, one of the founding organizers of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), and is awarded to researchers who utilize simulation to develop new advances in patient safety.

The initial award is available to INACSL members only and will be awarded to an applicant of the 2017 grant cycle, which began this month. The recipient of the grant will be notified in November 2016. Preference for the award will be given to multi-site studies that target the INACSL defined research priorities through high quality methodology.

“By sponsoring this $10,000 grant, we are giving researchers an even greater opportunity to fund and conduct their studies that are aimed at improving patient safety and outcomes through simulation,” said Tricia Wagner, DNP, GNP-BC dean of clinical education for Chamberlain College of Nursing. “We are proud to support those committed to making a difference in healthcare, and together we can work toward building a culture of health for future generations of nurses and patients alike.”

Debra Spunt, DNP, RN, FAAN, was the first president of INACSL and an innovator in simulation learning who participated in the National League for Nursing/Laerdal landmark 2003 multi-site and multi-method study, Designing and Implementing Models for the Innovative Use of Simulation to Teach Nursing Care of Ill Adults and Children. Before passing away from cancer at age of 50, Dr. Spunt received many honors and awards throughout her life, including induction as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. The Debra Spunt Research Grant was established in 2007 to honor the memory of Dr. Spunt. Since 2007, 11 grants, ranging from $500-$1,000 have been awarded for the study of simulation.

“The research made possible by this generous grant will help evolve the healthcare environment to improve patient safety through simulation,” said Dr. Bruce Kaplan, executive director of DeVry Education Group’s Institute for Research and Clinical Strategy. “Simulation has profoundly changed the way we learn, teach, and eventually care for patients; and, thanks to this grant, I look forward to helping to eliminate errors in patient care.”

For more information about or to apply for the INACSL Debra Spunt Research Grant, visit www.inacsl.org/grants.


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For over 125 years, Chamberlain College of Nursing has been at the forefront of excellence in nursing education. Chamberlain is increasing access to nursing education nationwide with campuses offering the three-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and flexible post-licensure programs such as the RN to BSN option, Master of Science in Nursing degree program, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program and graduate certificates.

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About DeVry Education Group
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About the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL)

The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) is the global leader in transforming practice to improve patient safety through excellence in healthcare simulation. INACSL is a community of practice for simulation where members can network with simulation leaders, educators, researchers, and industry partners. INACSL also provides the INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation SM, an evidence--‐based framework to guide simulation design, implementation, debriefing, evaluation and research. INACSL represents over 1,500 members from 13 countries. Follow us on the web at INACSL.org, LinkedIn or on YouTube.



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