AACN/NIDA Grant Substance Use Disorders Evidence-Based Practice Training Award

Since 2017, AACN and the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) have partnered to advance research, dissemination, and adoption of evidence-based projects (EBP) focusing on Substance Use Disorders (SUD) treatment practices in health care.  

The NIDA Blending Initiative: Moving Science from Research to Practice offers an award up to $10,000 for a project grant for a student (Bachelor's, Master’s, Doctoral, or Post-Doctoral) from an accredited program at an AACN member school. This grant is intended to support projects that advance research, dissemination and adoption of evidence- based SUD treatment.  Funded students will receive the following:

  • A mentored opportunity to learn about key areas of SUD and SUD treatment strategies through a systematic literature review, attendance at conferences and workshops, and interaction with leading experts. 
  • An experience that fosters interest in a clinical career focused on evidence-based management of SUD or potentially securing a NIH career development or other grant opportunity related to research in the field of SUD.
  • Education and experience in effective dissemination of research findings and implementation/adoption of research in clinical practice.

Students are encouraged to develop projects that address or improve current gaps in dissemination of research findings or implementation/adoption of evidence-based treatment practices. The project results will be presented via poster at an AACN conference. 

Stay tuned for future funding announcements on the next grant cycle. 

For additional information, contact AACN's Director of Policy, Colleen Leners at cleners@aacnnursing.org.

Grant Success

Wellness Warriors

Our recent awardee, Jane Hoff, has released a three-part podcast series on SBIRT, leadership, and evidence-based practice. Listen at www.wellnesswarriors.healthcare or on Apple Podcasts.

Congratulations to our 2022 Award Winners

R. Shavon Clark

R. Shavon Clark
DNP Student
University of South Florida

Project: Increasing Access to Treatment for Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorder: A Quality Improvement Project
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Nadia Oyama

Nadia Oyama
DNP Student
Chaminade University

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Past Award Winners

2021 Award Winners

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Jane Hoff
Penn State College of Nursing

EBP Project - Substance Abuse Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment in Pregnant Patients:  A Program Evaluation
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Armiel Suriaga
Florida Atlantic University

EBP Project - A Statewide Analysis of Synthetic Cannabinoid and Cannabinoid-Related Deaths for Harm Reduction Education Dissemination
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2020 Award Winner

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Monjama Korngor
Widener University

EBP Project - Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependent Pregnant Women
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2019 Award Winner

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Brayden Kameg
University of Pittsburgh

EBP Project - Leveraging APRNs to Combat the Opioid Epidemic: Disseminating Evidence-Based Information to Enhance Practice Change
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2018 Award Winner

Yovan Gonzalez

Yovan Gonzalez

Johns Hopkins University

EBP Project - Advancing Nurses' Knowledge and Skills to Address Substance Use in an Ambulatory Care Center
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2017 Award Winner

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Aimee Techau
University of Colorado

EBP Project - Development of Opioid Modules for Curricular Advancement
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