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To encourage orthopedic nurses to develop orthopedic research concepts and/or projects that are patient focused and that affect or will affect the outcome of orthopedic nursing practice.

Number Awarded: 3 each year.

Duration: Annually.

Deadline: October of each year.

Eligibility: Applicants must be RNs currently practicing in a primarily orthopedic setting and currently engaged in orthopedic research. Previously presented or published projects are not eligible for support. Interested researchers are invited to submit a 350-word abstract, describing their project. Novice researchers and researchers whose projects address the foundation's identified research priorities are especially invited to apply.

Additional Information: Recipients must present the results of the funded research as a poster section at the AAOS meeting and as a lecture at the NAON meeting.

Contact Information:
National Association of Orthopedic Nurses
Attn: NAON Foundation
East Holly Avenue, Box 56
Pitman, NJ 08071
Fax: 856/589-7463