ACORN is committed to supporting perioperative nursing practices, including research. Research enables perioperative nurses to identify gaps in current practices and education, as well as generate evidence to address those gaps in order to provide evidence-based patient care. ACORN appreciates that research takes time, commitment and funds; therefore, to support and encourage perioperative research, the College is offering four research grants each year – two for beginning researchers, one for higher degree researchers and one for early career researchers.
- $2500 for research conducted by a masters or undergraduate honours student (two grants)
- $10 000 for research conducted by a PhD student
- $5000 for research conducted by an early career researcher (post-doctoral)
The research topic must be directly related to perioperative nursing practice and align with the ACORN vision to advance safe, quality perioperative nursing care for Australians.