Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS)


Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS)
An Open Member Council of the American Academy of Nursing
Distinguished Nursing Scientist Awards

AAN/CANS Outstanding Nursing Scientist Award
Due date July 1, 2006

The purpose of the AAN/CANS “Outstanding Nursing Scientist” Award is to acknowledge Council members whose sustained programs of research have had significant impact on nursing and healthcare knowledge development with recognizable benefit for nursing practice and healthcare. Applicants must be members of the Council in good standing who hold an earned doctorate and are applyd by Council members in good standing (individual or institutional). Neither is required to be a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

Applicants must agree to give a short (30 minute) presentation at the National Nursing Research Network Ceremony of the biennial (even years) State of the Science Congress in Nursing Research. The criteria for the award are:

  • Outstanding contributions to nursing and healthcare science through a sustained program of research
  • Robust research dissemination and translation for nursing and other disciplines
  • Leadership in capacity building related to research conduct, training and policy
  • Mentoring of the next generation of nursing scientists

Applications will be evaluated by representatives from the Council Steering Committee. The winner will receive a memento and a $1,000 stipend.

Please complete the online application form below.

First Name:
Middle Name:
Last Name:
Daytime Address:
Daytime Phone:
Daytime Email:
Upload 100-word narrative summary statement about the applicant’s accomplishments/contributions:
(To be used in the Award Ceremony brochure if the applicant wins the award.)
Narrative File:
Upload applicant curriculum vitae:
Upload TWO statements from two current Council members (in good standing) (not more than 200 words each) that address the criteria described above.
Statement File:
Council Member Name:

Statement File:
Council Member Name:

Complete applications are due by July 1, 2006. Applicants will be notified by email by August 1, 2006.

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