The NLN Foundation for Nursing Education and Home Instead Senior Care offer the scholarship to foster geriatric nursing education, awarding funds to nursing students in relevant courses of study.
Dr. Peggy Wilmoth, Executive Vice Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, praised Allen’s research goals, saying,
“Elizabeth’s passion about improving pain assessment and management for older adults is closely tied to NLN’s core tenants of caring, integrity, and excellence. Her dissertation research will focus on pain management and mobility with our nation’s Veterans – a very deserving population for her work!”
According to the National League for Nursing,
“Older adults are one of the most vulnerable populations and access health care services most frequently. There is widespread acknowledgement that nursing school graduates must be better prepared to deliver outstanding, culturally sensitive care to older adults in hospital, clinical and outpatient community settings.”