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Grant Writing Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals, Third Edition

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Grant Writing Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals, Third Edition

SKU# 9780826141446

Author: Barbara Holtzclaw PhD, RN, FAAN, Carole Kenner PhD, NNP, FAAN, Marlene Walden PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, CCNS

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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

Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 12, 2018
  • Page Count 188
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826141446
  • EISBN 9780826141453

About The Author(s) 

Carole A. Kenner, PhD, NNP, RN, FAAN, is nationally and internationally renowned for her policy-setting work to establish rights of the neonate, standards for neonatal care, and the reduction of infant mortality worldwide. She is the College of New Jersey’s Carol Kuser Loser Dean of the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science, and has held many titles, including Dean/Professor, School of Nursing, and Associate Dean, Bouve College of Health Sciences, at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, and Adjunct Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. She also serves as President, Consultants with Confidence, Inc., West Roxbury, MA; Consultant, Excelsior University Online Program, Albany, NY; and Trainer, End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium in Pediatric Palliative Care (ELNEC), Washington, DC. She has published over 75 peer-reviewed journal articles, 30 books, and at least 80 book chapters. Dr. Kenner has participated as PI, Co-PI or Consultant on nearly 60 research grants. She is a member of four honorary organizations, including the AAN (elected 1994) and many others. Dr. Kenner is a member of numerous review panels, editorial boards, and consultant groups.

Table of Contents 




1. Why Grant Writing Skills Are Needed Now and in the Future

2. So, You Want to Write a Grant! Where to Begin?

3. What Type of Grant Do You Want?

4. It Takes a Village (and the Village Has a System!)

5. Writing the Research Proposal

6. Engaging Communities in Research Grant Development

7. Check Your Parachute! A Few More Hoops to Jump Through

8. The Electronic Environment of Grantsmanship

9. Gauging Progress and Reviewer Feedback

10. So Now You’ve Been Funded

11. Dissemination of Grant Findings


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