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Funding Big Research With Small Money

Hickey, Joanne V. PhD, RN, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAAN, FCCM; Koithan, Mary PhD, RN, CNS-BC, RN-C; Unruh, Lynn PhD, RN, LHRM; Lundmark, Vicki PhD

Journal of Nursing Administration: June 2014 - Volume 44 - Issue 6 - p 309–312
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000072
Departments: Strategic Leadership for Organizational Change

This department highlights change management strategies that may be successful in strategically planning and executing organizational change initiatives. With the goal of presenting practical approaches helpful to nurse leaders advancing organizational change, content includes evidence-based projects, tools, and resources that mobilize and sustain organizational change initiatives. In this article, the guest authors introduce crowd sourcing as a strategy for funding big research with small money.

Author Affiliation: Professor (Dr Hickey), School of Nursing, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas; Associate Dean (Dr Koithan), College of Nursing, University of Arizona, Tucson; Professor (Dr Unruh), College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, Orlando; Director (Dr Lundmark), Institute for Credentialing Research, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Silver Spring, Maryland. Dr Koithan is a consultant with the Accreditation Program of the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC®). Dr Lundmark is an employee of the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The remaining authors declare no conflicts of interest. Drs Hickey, Koithan, and Unruh are members of the ANCC Research Council. Dr Lundmark is director of ANCC’s Institute for Credentialing Research. Maria Shirey, regular author of this department column, is a member of the ANCC Research Council.

Correspondence: Dr Lundmark, American Nurses Credentialing Center, 8515 Georgia Ave, Suite 400, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (

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