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 person-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 ranging from
$1,000–$10,000 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 teaching project.
Non-pharmacological management of post-operative pain and
Assessment of a new wound care technique.
Mentorship to assist role development in graduate nursing
students or new nurse manager.
It is expected that SUSN Alumnae Legacy Projects will focus on
issues/questions that are strategic priorities in contemporary health
care and innovations that advance improvements in Clinical patient
care quality, outcomes and costs.
Who may apply
Applicants for SUSN Alumnae Legacy Project grants, in the role of
Principal Investigator or Project Director, must be registered nurses
affiliated with Stanford University Hospital & Clinics (SHC),
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH) at Stanford, or off campus
sites with established Clinical affiliations with SHC or LPCH; or
graduates of SUSN.
Because it is envisioned that SUSN Alumnae Legacy Grant Projects
will be highly collaborative, members of the project team, for
example, co-Investigators or project consultants, need not be formally
affiliated with Stanford Health Care.
Dissemination of SUSN legacy project results
Project teams are expected to actively disseminate project results.
All teams will submit a 3–6 page summary report to the Center for
Nursing Research & Innovation when the project is completed, and
will present findings in a podium or poster format at the annual
Research Days Conference. All publications and presentations are
expected to acknowledge the SUSN Alumnae Legacy Project and Stanford
Health Care as project sponsors.
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 an ongoing
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 board. Proposals should include the following:
Project purpose and aims
Significance of the
How results will be
A description of the project team
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 Center for Nursing Research & Innovation 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.