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Horvath Awarded AACN Faculty Scholars Grant

Catherine H Horvath

(November 1, 2023) — After a competitive, national grant application process, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) selected Catherine Horvath, DNP, CRNA, CHSE, CNE, FAANA, associate professor of nursing, as one of only two AACN Faculty Scholars to receive the 2023-2024 AACN Faculty Scholars Grant. This grant provides Horvath $25,000 in funding to support her scholarly efforts toward her project titled Development, Implementation and Evaluation of a DEIB and Anti-Racism-Focused CRNA Preceptor Module. Both recipients have projects focused on diversifying the nursing student population and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The AACN Board of Directors initiated the Faculty Scholars Grant Program in 2019 to spotlight the innovative work led by nurse educators to redesign teaching and learning at schools of nursing. Since 2020, the program has been administered by the AACN’s philanthropic arm, the Foundation for Academic Nursing.

Horvath is assistant program director of the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program in the School of Nursing.

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