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Deadline to Apply For New AACN Awards Is Dec. 7

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December 4, 2012 - The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) recently created a new awards program to recognize and showcase outstanding dissertations and capstone projects completed by students in research- and practice-focused doctoral programs. The deadline to apply is this week: December 7.

Two awards will be presented at AACN’s annual Doctoral Education Conference in January 2013:

1.  Excellence in Advancing Nursing Science Award for an outstanding dissertation from a student in a PhD in nursing or DNS program. A dissertation is an original research project that focuses on advancing nursing science and developing new evidence with the potential to guide nursing practice.

2.  Excellence in Advancing Nursing Practice Award for an outstanding capstone project from a student in a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. A capstone project demonstrates high-level mastery of an area of advanced nursing practice and focuses on the translation of evidence into practice.

For full criteria and nomination process, visit  All nominations must be received by December 7, 2012.


Source: AACN.