Grant Writing Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals (Paperback)

Grant Writing Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals By Barbara Holtzclaw, Carole Kenner, Marlene Walden Cover Image

Grant Writing Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals (Paperback)


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This accessible, hands-on text, for new grant writers and seasoned health researchers, educators, and clinicians alike, illuminates the process of writing a persuasive request for funding from start to finish. Packed with practical tips for dealing with common pitfalls besieging grant seekers, the text progresses step by step from establishing the need for the grant through disseminating grant findings. This third edition is distinguished by key information about newer grant mechanisms and a fresh focus for foundation and corporate grants. It also includes updates on electronic submissions and web resources.

Useful supporting features include examples and underlying principles for each guideline, examples of grants and specific elements that lend themselves to the development of PowerPoint slides for traditional or online classroom use, real-life examples from actual grant applications, and links to online resources to support searches for grant funders and websites supporting grant applications. Armed with savvy tips and advice from the authors--an experienced grant writer, grant reviewer, and grant consultant--readers will be able to write a persuasive grant with ease.


  • Top-notch grant writing guidance for all health professionals
  • Information about newer grant mechanisms emphasizing community-based and patient-centered outcomes research grants
  • Foundation and corporate grants focusing on population health, personalized health, and interprofessional team grants that include community collaborations and corporate partnerships
  • Important information on the Patient-Centered Research Institute
  • Guidance on how to involve stakeholders and communities in study design and implementation
  • Updates on electronic submissions and web resources
  • New coauthor who is a successful PCORI awardee
  • Instructor's PowerPoint slides


  • Describes the process of writing a persuasive request for funding from start to finish
  • Delivers practical tips from experienced authors for dealing with common pitfalls and difficulties
  • Includes examples and underlying principles for each guideline
  • Provides real-life examples from actual grant applications
  • Helps readers to apply principles for selling and justifying the grant to their own proposals
Carole Kenner, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, FNAP, ANEF, is the Carol Kuser Loser Dean/Professor of the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science at the College of New Jersey. Dr. Kenner received a BS in nursing from the University of Cincinnati and her MS and PhD in nursing from Indiana University. She specialized in neonatal/perinatal nursing for her master's and obtained a minor in higher education for her doctorate. She has authored more than 100 journal articles and 25 textbooks.Her career is dedicated to nursing education and to the health of neonates and their families, as well as educational and professional development of healthcare practices in neonatology. Her dedication includes providing a healthcare standard for educating neonatal nurses nationally and internationally. Her passion led her to begin the journal Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, for which she served as an editor and then associate editor. She worked with the National Coalition on Health Professions Education in Genetics (NCHPEG) and the American Nurses Association to develop genetic competencies. She helped develop the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Neonatal/Pediatric modules. She served as the co-chair of the Oklahoma Attorney General's Task Force on End-of-Life/Palliative care. She also helped development program recommendations for perinatal/neonatal palliative care as part of a family-centered/developmental care project sponsored by the National Perinatal Association. She serves on the Consensus Committee of Neonatal Intensive Care Design Standards, which sets recommendations for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit designs and serves on the March of Dimes Nursing Advisory Committee. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), a fellow in the National Academies of Practice, a fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education, past president of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), and founding president of the Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN), the first international organization representing neonatal nursing in setting standards globally. She is the 2011 recipient of the Audrey Hepburn Award for Contributions to the Health and Welfare of Children internationally.
Product Details ISBN: 9780826141446
ISBN-10: 0826141447
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication Date: March 12th, 2018
Pages: 188
Language: English