Small Evaluation Grants Program
AACN created small ($5,000) grants to support primary and secondary data analysis focused on the impact of selected interventions undertaken as part of an existing academic/practice partnership involving an academic partner and a public/population-health-focused community partner or local health department.
To date, AACN has awarded twelve small grants to assess the outcomes of clinical/practice experiences in undergraduate nursing programs in partnership with community/public health agencies. These awards focus on the importance of academic-community partnerships and the impact of these partnerships on students, health agencies, and community outcomes. These small grants have demonstrated impacts on student learning outcomes, the clinical agency, and their clients. Also, these grants have sustained or strengthened partnerships and leveraged additional resources to extend these types of experiences and practices.