Research and Evidence-Based Practice Award Grants

This award is presented to an SPN member for the purpose of conducting research
benefiting the well-being of children and their families.

2018 Evidence Based Practice Grant

Jennifer Lee M. Flores, MSN, RNC-NIC, CLC

Oral Care Protocol Using Breast Milk in the Newborn and Infant Critical Care Unit at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

2018 research grant

Anne Ersig, PhD, RN

Engaging Key Stakeholders to Improve Care Coordination & Transitions of Children with Medical Complexity

2018 research Grant

Debbie G. Harris, RN, MN, CPNP

Job Satisfaction Among Nurse Practitioners at CHLA: A Mixed-Methods Study

2017 Evidence Based Practice Grant

Marjorie Wisniewski

Planning for Immunizations: Poke Plans and Best Practice Advisory Prompts

2017 research Grant

Noreen Clarke

Improving the Orthognathic Surgical Experience: Patient and Family Perspectives

2017 Research Grant

Eunji Cho, MSN, RN

Flourishing in Adolescents and Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer: Perspective of Pediatric Health Care Providers

2016 Evidence Based Practice Grant

Gloria Verret, RN, CPN, and Terri Cole, RN, MSN

Enhancing Consistent, Effective and Timely Discharge Teaching for Families Using a Dedicated Clinical Discharge Nurse Educator

2016 Research Grant

Sharee B. Anzaldo, MS, RN

Managing Care for a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Filipino American Parental Beliefs and Perceptions

2015 Evidence Based Practice Grant

Melissa Davis, MSN, RN, CPN

Sacred Cow University: Revealing the Evidence about IM Injections by Pediatric Nurses in a Tertiary Care Pediatric Hospital

2015 Research Grant

Jennifer Hutchinson, PhD(c), RN

Relationship of Caregiver Health Literacy to Readiness for Discharge Following a Child’s Hospitalization


Society of Pediatric Nurses Conference 2015: Accepted Poster
Virginia Henderson Nursing Research Symposium 2015: Invited Speaker
Society of Pediatric Nurses Conference Annual Conference 2016: Accepted Poster

2014 Evidence Based Practice Grant

Sallie Porter, DNP, PhD, APN, RN-BC, CPNP

Delirium in Hospitalized Children


Society of Pediatric Nurses Conference 2015: Accepted Poster and Invited Speaker
American Journal of Nursing 2017: Publication
Pediatric Nursing Journal 2016: Publication

2014 Research Grant

Ann Johnson, MSN, RN, CPNP

The Effects of Perceived Stress, Sleep, and Cortisol on Fatigue in 8-12 Year-Old Childhood Central Nervous System (CNS) Cancer Survivors


Annual Southern Nursing Research Society Conference 2015: Accepted Poster
Society of Pediatric Nurses Annual Conference 2015: Accepted Poster

2014 Research Grant

Kari A. Firestone, MS, RN, CNS

Yoga for Youth With Chronic Pain (Revised)

2013 Evidence Based Practice Grant

Carrie Girvin RN, OCN, SNIV; Anita Catlin, DNSc, FNP, FAAN; Wendy Gaus RN, MSN-CNL, SNIV; and Diane Schwab RN, MSN, CPN, SNIV  Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa, California

Video Legacy Project


Society of Pediatric Nurses Annual Conference 2016. Invited Speaker

2012 Research Grant

Debbie Stayer, DNP(c), MSN, RN-BC, CCRN 

Nursing Perspectives of Palliative Care in PICU  

2012 Research Grant

Michele Polfuss, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC/PC

Measuring Body Composition in Children with Spina Bifida: A Pilot Study 

2011 Evidence Based Practice Grant

Betty Bogart, MSN, RN, CPEN

Reduction Procedural Pain in Children 

2010 research Grant

Cecilia Roscigno, PhD, MN, RN, CNRN

Understanding the Communication Needs of Parents Following Children’s Severe Traumatic Brain Injury When Receiving Prognostic Information from Health Care Providers in the Intensive Care Unit 

2010 research Grant

Arax Balian, PhD, MPH, RN

Child and Family Influences on School-Age Children’s Milk and Soft Drink Intake 

2009 research Grant

Kathy Riley-Lawless, RN, PhD, PhP-BC

Providing Medication Information Across Pediatric Health Care Settings 

2008 research Grant

Valerie Toly, PhD, RN, CPNP

Families of Children who are Technology Dependent 

2007 Research Grant

Carolyn Graff, PhD, RN

Parents’ Views of Their Communication with Siblings of Children with Sickle Cell Disease

2006 Evidence Based Practice Grant

Susan Sullivan-Bolyai, DNSc, MN, RN

Latino Family Support Intervention

2006 Research Grant

Roberta Rehm, PhD, RN 

Experiences During Transition to Home of Parents Caring for Infants with Medical Fragility 

2005 Research Grant

Angela Green, PhD, APN   

Children’s Quality of Life Post Cardiac Transplantation 

2004 research Grant

Judy Trivits-Verger, MSN, RN

Energy Expenditure, Energy Intake, Growth and Body Composition in Infants with Congenital Heart Disease Following Cardiac Surgery 

2003 Research Grant

Beth Carr, BSN, RN  

Comparison of Temporal Artery to Rectal Temperature Measurements in Children up to 24 Months Old 

2002 Research Grant

Maura MacPhee, PhD, MS, RN  

An Exploratory Study of a Work Environment Model Within an Acute Care Setting 

2001 Research Grant

Ruth Bindler, PhD, RNC 

Cardiovascular Risk Factors of Wapato School Children

1999 Research Grant

Nancy C. Jackson   

1997 Research Grant

Yvonne Sterling, PhD, RN  

1996 Research Grant

Cynthia Rubbelke  

1995 Research Grant

Charmaine Kleiber PhD, RN, FAAN

1994 Research Grant

Karen L. Carlson