MNRS / SAGE Best Faculty & Student Paper Awards

2017 Winners:

The MNRS Board of Directors, Dr. Vicki Conn, Editor of the Western Journal of Nursing Research (WJNR), and Daniel Ruth, Senior Acquisitions Editor of SAGE Publications, would like to extend their congratulations to this year’s winner. SAGE will present the winner with a $500 award for their submission.

2017 Best Faculty Paper Winner

"Evaluation of the Decisional Fatigue Scale Among Surrogate Decision Makers of the Critically Ill"

Ronald L. Hickman, Jr., Grant A. Pignatiello, Sadia Tahir

2017 Best Student Paper Winner

"Development and Testing of the Nurse Manager EBP Competency Scale"

Clayton Shuman, Robert Ploutz-Snyder, Marita Titler



The purpose of these awards is to recognize outstanding scientific manuscript contributions to WJNR by members of the Midwest Nursing Research Society. These annual awards will be conferred to two manuscripts, one with a faculty member as first author and one with a graduate student as first author. The winner of each of these awards will be presented with a $500 prize by Sage Publishing.

1. First author must be a member of MNRS in good standing at the time of submission of the award application.
2. A presentation of the research has to have been made in the form of a poster, paper or symposium at a previous MNRS Annual Research Conference.
3. The award application manuscript must meet the publication guidelines of WJNR
4. The award application manuscript must complete a competitive review for scientific merit that is consistent with the award evaluation criteria.

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Call for Best Paper Awards Opens:  February 1
Deadline for Submission of Manuscript:  June 1