Sandra Lee Schafer Research Grant

Sandra Lee Schafer Research Grant

The Sandra Lee Schafer Research Grant was established to honor the memory of Sandra Lee Schafer. Sandra was an unwavering advocate of specialty nursing certification. Following a stellar nursing career Sandra served as the director of credentialing of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association from 2004 until her passing. Industry colleagues were saddened by her sudden passing in December 2018.

Funding for the grant is supported by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing (ABSNC), the American Board of Specialty Nursing (ABNS) and the Hospice Palliative Nurses Foundation (HPNF). The Research Grant is intended to promote the Missions of the ABNS and ABSNC to promote the value of specialty nursing certification to all stakeholders by the study of the relationship between positive patient outcomes and certified specialty nursing practice.