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The Stanford University School of Nursing operated from 1912–1974.
The Stanford University School of Nursing (SUSN) Alumnae Legacy Project is intended to perpetuate the SUSN's tradition of excellence in nursing, practice, administration, education and research. The Legacy Project is a living expression of an enduring commitment to nursing's capacity to impact health care.
The aims of the project are to:
Preserve the SUSN's philosophy of patient-centered care.
Enhance nurses' professional development through support of practice, education and research.
Promote nursing's role and influence in the evolving health care system.
The Legacy Project provides grant support up to $10,000 twice a year to advance innovative research and demonstration projects that enhance nurses' capacity to deliver comprehensive health services to patients and their families across the continuum of care.
Examples of fundable projects include:
Development and evaluation of a patient education project
Measurement of a novel intervention’s impact on clinical care
Assessment of a practice change or new technique that improves patient outcomes
Implementation of guideline-based care for patients discharged on specialized therapies
Projects aligned with your institution’s strategic plan are highly encouraged.
Who may apply
Project teams are encouraged. However, the principal applicant must be either a:
Registered nurse employed by Stanford Health Care, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, or an affiliated off-campus site; OR
A graduate of the Stanford University School of Nursing
Dissemination of SUSN legacy project results
Because the Stanford Nurse Alumnae Legacy Project Grants are intended to support nursing excellence, grant recipients are expected to disseminate project results.
Dissemination of results through journal publication, nursing grand rounds, and/or conference presentation(s) is expected.
All publications and presentations must acknowledge the Stanford Nurse Alumnae Legacy Project Grant and the supporting institutional affiliations.
Once awarded, SUSN Alumnae Legacy Projects are typically conducted and completed within a continuous one year period following appropriate administrative and Human Subjects Review approvals.
Stanford University School of Nursing legacy proposal development & review process
New SUSN Alumnae Legacy Project Grants are funded on a biannual basis, as funds permit. The proposal development and submission process begins with an idea, question or issue that is congruent with the aims of the Legacy grants.
Once the idea has been developed, a proposal should be submitted to the SUSN Legacy review council .
Proposals should include the following:
Project purpose and aims
Significance of the project
How results will be evaluated
A description of the project team
Timeline and budget
Projects with a research component should include hypotheses, a definition of the sample-population to be studied and a description of data collection and analysis.
The Office of Research, Patient Care Services will assist potential grant applicants with:
Exploring ideas, questions or issues to study.
Confirming the strategic significance of the proposal idea.
Forming SUSN Alumnae Legacy project teams as needed.