The American Association for the History of Nursing (AAHN) is a professional organization open to everyone interested in the history of nursing. Originally founded in 1978 as a historical methodology group, the association was briefly named the International History of Nursing Society. The purpose of the Association shall be to foster the importance of history as relevant to understanding the past, defining the present, and influencing the future of nursing by...Continue

AAHN is a network of discovery that advances historical scholarship in nursing and healthcare and promotes the development of historians.

Promote the appreciation and scholarship of the history of nursing to inform and shape nursing's future.

Membership includes the annual journal, The Nursing History Review and the semi-annual, AAHN Bulletin. At the annual meeting members have the opportunity to meet and discuss historical interests with other nursing history researchers. Join AAHN Today!

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Talking History: Fundamentals of Grant Writing

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST

Dial-in Number: 1-866-210-1669

Participant Code: 606-3527#


Our Annual Conference is over and it's time once again for our popular Talking History series.  In this session, Dr. Rima Apple will discuss some of the basics of grant writing including how to design a proposal, looking for potential funding sources, and strategies for approaching different funding agencies. The callers are the critical participants in this session, which is arranged to answer your questions.  

Rima Apple, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Professor Extraordinarius, Gender Studies, UNISA (University of South Africa). Dr. Apple has received grants from national and international agencies and has served on numerous grant review panels.  She currently chairs the AAHN's Research Review Panel.

Registration for this event is required to join. We will be using the AAHN conference calling system, AT Conference, to host this discussion, so please use the call-in information provided above to join. It is advised to add this event to your calendar with the call details. If you have questions, please contact Andrew Van Wasshnova.


2015 AAHN Annual Meeting

33rd Annual AAHN Nursing Conference
Chicago, IL
September 22-25, 2016
Co-Sponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing
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