Welcome to the NANDA Foundation
The NANDA Foundation, Inc., is an independent, not-for-profit organization that exists to promote nursing science research specifically in the areas of critical thinking, standardised nursing languages and their development, and the implementation of such work through the mediums of informatics and education. We work to support the work of our ‘sister’ not-for-profit Association, NANDA International, and work closely with its Board of Directors. We are based at Boston College School of Nursing, Chestnut Hill, Boston, MA, USA, but our work and our Board are international.
We were founded in 1996 by Dr. Dorothy Jones, EdD, RNC, FAAN, FNI who served as the Foundation’s President for 23 years.
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The Foundation is incorporated as a 501 (c) (6) not-for-profit organization in the state of Wisconsin, USA. On a day-to-day basis we operate in accordance with our bylaws, which provide a blueprint for the President and the Directors the operation of the organization. Unlike NANDA International, we’re not a membership organization so our President and Directors aren’t elected but are appointed by the Board. We meet, remotely, at least six times a year. Our Board is international and is entirely volunteer led and managed. We have no paid staff.
Professor Dickon Weir-Hughes, President (since 2019) (France)
Dr. Kay Avant, Director (since 2014) (USA)
Dr. Fabio D’Agostino (since 2020) (Italy)
Dr. Shigemi Kamitsuru (since 2020) (Japan)
Dr. Rosemary Kennedy (since 2020) (USA)
Dr. Jean Leuner (since 2020) (USA)
Ms. Alexandra West-Oram (since 2020) (UK)
Grant awards – overview, application and engagement processes
The Foundation usually makes a call for grant applications annually. These are announced here on our website and are circulated via mailing lists and will appear on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. To join our mailing list please email: email@example.com
We have three main categories for awards:
- The NANDA Foundation Awards, for general nursing science research related to standardized nursing language and developing new nursing knowledge and diagnoses
- The Marjory Gordon Scholarships, for research related to critical thinking and / or which refines existing nursing diagnoses
- The Gerard Stone Nursing Informatics Scholarships, for research related to the implementation of nursing knowledge via the medium of information technology
The Foundation will not fund: tuition fees, fees for paid for open access publishing, regular computer office and computer equipment, travel expenses and conference fees. If in doubt, please ask us a question by email.
Upon request, applicants will be sent an application form for completion by the closing date. Our Board members then evaluate each application against our criteria. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their applications by email. Occasionally, an interview (by Zoom) will be organized.
Successful applicants will be sent a Grant Award Agreement Form to complete and sign as the first part of the engagement process. This sets up the reporting expectations and the options for sharing the outputs from the project. These normally include submitting a new or revised nursing diagnosis to NANDA International, and a publication and / or paper presented at the NANDA International Conference.
Best practice centre
We encourage colleagues from around the world to share best practice and to purposefully network with one another to improve patient care globally.
|ID||Principal Investigator||Project title|
|1.20||Dr. Suellen Ermidio, Lecturer, Anhanguera University, Brazil||Clinical validation of the defining characteristics of nursing diagnoses related to breastfeeding|
|3.20||Susana Miguel, PhD student, Institute of Health Sciences, Catholic University of Portugal, Portugal||Nursing diagnoses ‘disturbed body image’ and situational low self-esteem’ in head and neck cancer patients: differential clinical validation using Q methodology|
|4.20||Iyanuoluwa Oreofe Ojo, Lecturer, Department of Nursing, University of Ibadan, Nigeria||Nurse led intervention on nurses documentation of nursing diagnostics in a state hospital in Nigeria|
|5.20||Luca Bertocchi, PhD student, University of L’Aquila, Italy||Impact of nursing diagnoses on patient and organizational outcomes: a systematic review update|
- Contact us
As a volunteer led, international, organization we operate virtually. Whilst our office base is at the Boston College School of Nursing, the quickest and easiest way of reaching the Foundation is by email: