Alba DiCenso, RN, PhD
CHSRF/CIHR Chair in Advanced Practice Nursing
The 10‐year term of the CHSRF/CIHR Chair in Advanced Practice Nursing (APN), one of 12 health services research chairs awarded in 2001, ended on June 30, 2m011. Although we are closing our door as the APN Chair Program, we are moving forward as the Canadian Centre for APN Research (CCAPNR) at McMaster University. This transition will take place over the next several months.
Our mission is to partner with decision makers to increase Canada’s capacity of nurse researchers who will conduct high quality policy relevant health services research in the field of advanced practice nursing (APN).
- Exemplary graduate education
- Innovative and critical thinking
- Interprofessional learning and research
- Collaborative partnerships with decision makers
- Ongoing mentoring and supportive peer networks
- Evidence-informed health services and policy
- High quality rigorous research
In June, 2000, the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced $20 million to support the establishment of 12 Chairs in health services and nursing research at eight Canadian Universities. The Chairs are part of a national network linking professors, students and decisions makers in institutions and training centres across the country.
In 2001, Dr. Alba DiCenso was awarded the CHSRF/CIHR Chair in Advanced Practice Nursing (APN), valued at $3.2 million, for a period of 10 years. This funding has enabled Dr. DiCenso to train and mentor graduate and post-graduate nursing students as well as junior nursing faculty with a focus on APNs.