Nursing Research Grant

Supporting Cardiovascular Nursing Research

PCNA and the American Nurses Foundation have partnered to award a $5,000 grant to encourage the research career development of nurses. In support of the mission of PCNA, individuals whose research is focused on cardiovascular disease prevention may apply.

Submissions Open:
 February 1
Submission Deadline: May 1


To be eligible, one must: 
  • Be a current member or join PCNA
  • Address the prevention of cardiovascular disease in the proposed research
  • Present the results at the annual meeting of PCNA within two years of completion


  • Xiaopeng Ji, PhD, MS, ARN, AGPCNP-BC, University of Delaware. Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Among Late Adolescents: Sleep Variability, Napping and Inflammatory Biomarkers 
  • Muna H. Hammash, PhD, RN, University of Louisville. Self-Care Confidence Training for Improving Treatment Adherence in Patients with Heart Failure
  • Lynn Baniak, PhD, RN, University of Pittsburgh. Characterization of Sleep in Veterans with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction
  • Margo B. Minissian, PhDc, MSN, ACNP, University of California. Is Spontaneous Preterm Delivery Association ed with Clustering of Maternal Cardiovascular Risk Markers and Impaired Function? The SPACE study
  • Pamela Martyrn-Nemeth, PhD, RN, University of Illinois at Chicago: Hypoglycemic Fear: Influence on Glucose Viariability in Type 1 Diabetes 
  • Victoria Pak, RN. MS, PhD, University of Pennsylvania: Biological Mechanisms of Sleepiness Symptoms in Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease 
  • Lea Ann Matura, PhD, University of Pennsylvania: Proinflammatory Cytokines and Symptoms in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension 
  • Eileen Stuart-Shor, PhD, ANP, University of Massachusetts: Global Cardiovascular Risk Assessment: Kenya Heart and Sole Program 
  • Elena Flowers, RN, MSN, MAS, PhDc, University of California San Francisco: MicroRNA Expression and Cardiovascular Risk Factors