NightinGala 2019: Dr. Francis Collins video

FNINR was pleased to have Dr. Lawrence Tabak, Acting Director of NINR, speak at the 2019 NightinGala and introduce a video from Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health. You may view the video below.


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FNINR Board and Ambassadors visit NINR

On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, several members of the FNINR Board and Ambassdor program toured the facilities of the NINR and participated in a poster session covering current NINR research projects.

House Passes Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Act of 2019

H.R. 728, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Act of 2019, was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on October 28, 2019. For more information, click here to read a press release from the Nursing Community Coalition.

RWJF Health Policy Fellows Application

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has opened applications for their 2020-2021 Health Policy Fellows; the form will close on November 6, 2019 at 3 pm ET. To submit an application or read more, please visit

New NIH Video: “Matters of the Heart: A Research Journey Uncovering Signs of Heart Disease in Women”

A new NIH presentation video of Dr. Jean C. McSweeney's presentation “Matters of the Heart: A Research Journey Uncovering Signs of Heart Disease in Women" was published recently. The video can be viewed by clicking here.

Dr. Jean McSweeney is a professor and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. She received her BSN from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, her MSN from The University of Texas at Arlington, and her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. She has served on the National Institute of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research Advisory Council. She is a Fellow in both the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Nursing.

Senate Bill Would Give NINR $9.425 Million Increase in FY2020

The Senate Appropriations Committee released its draft 2020 spending bill on September 18, 2019. The bill included an increase of $9.425 million for NINR’s budget, up to $172.417 million. The Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research appreciates the support for NINR from the Senate Appropriations Committee and looks forward to the boost in research this would provide to organization.

NINR Acting Director and Scientific Director Dr. Ann Cashion to Retire

Ann K. Cashion, PhD, RN, FAAN, will retire from federal service, effective September 30. Dr. Cashion has served as Acting Director for the past year, and as NINR Scientific Director since 2013. Read more on NINR website.

NINR Events in September 2019

Please see below for upcoming NINR Events


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FNINR Supports U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps

As part of the Nursing Community Coalition, FNINR signed on to a letter to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees urging them to include the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition amendment in the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). 

To read the letter, click here.