The Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC) has established the $5,000.00 Barbara F. Prowant Nursing Research Grant to be given annually through the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA). Barbara Prowant died in March 2009, after a battle with cancer.
Barbara Prowant served as a board member with the NNCC for eleven years. She was certified as a nephrology nurse in 1988 (CNN). Barbara served in a variety of positions on the NNCC including president-elect, treasurer, secretary, Web site editor, and CNN test committee chair. Barbara made countless contributions to the NNCC as a meticulous item writer and editor of many public documents released by the commission, including being a contributing editor to the Nephrology Nursing Journal on the column, “Certification: Your Commitment to Excellence.”
Barbara had a passion for research, professional writing, and was a faithful promoter of the value of certification as a nurse's commitment to excellence. Barbara strove to make the work coming out of the NNCC reflect her high professional standard.
The NNCC has established this nursing research grant to honor and recognize Barbara F. Prowant’s tremendous contributions to nephrology nursing and certification within the specialty. Her work improved the lives of patients everywhere. This research grant is established to promote nursing research particularly in the area of nephrology. Please visit the ANNA or NNCC website for more information or to apply for this Barbara F. Prowant Nursing Research Grant.