The American Nurses Foundation was founded as the educational, scientific and charitable arm of the ANA. Over the years, ANF has played a vital role in providing support for some of the major scientific studies of the profession. Back in 1955 when ANF was founded, our nursing leaders had the foresight to recognize how important it would be to support nursing research. Since then more than 950 researchers have made extraordinary contributions to our science, providing a foundation for our future practice.
Here’s an inside look at the paths taken by outstanding nurses who began their research careers with funding by ANF and how their studies have shaped and continue to influence nursing practice.