Current Annual Initiatives:

Fellows Program

*APPLICATION WINDOW IS CLOSED*

The purpose of the Fellows  Program is to maximize the value of our NIHD member benefits by recognizing and advancing those leaders who have made significant and sustainable contributions to nursing, health care, healthcare design and NIHD over the years.  In addition to documenting certain minimum education, experience and certification requirements, Fellow applicants will also be asked to submit a personal statement, plus  letters of recommendations, that describes their contributions to nursing, health care, healthcare design and NIHD.  

The Board plans to announce the first class of Fellows at our annual NIHD membership reception at the Health Care Design Expo in Phoenix, Arizona.  Please join us in recognizing and celebrating you - our members and leaders - as part  of the new NIHD Fellows Program.  More information can be found HERE.


The Debbie D. Gregory Leadership Award

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NIHD may grant the Debbie Gregory Leadership Award to an individual contributing noteworthy clinical and inter-professional leadership in the areas of innovative design improvements in healthcare environments on an annual basis. NIHD will grant our second annual Leadership Award to an individual NIHD member at the NIHD membership meeting at 2018 Healthcare Design Expo + Conference in Phoenix, AZ. Any current NIHD member may nominate another current NIHD member (excluding current Board Members) by completing the online nomination form.


Membership Award

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NIHD may grant the new Membership Award to an individual NIHD member who has contributed noteworthy ideas, innovations and intelligence to the advancement of NIHD, and at least one of the many programs, tasks forces and other initiatives, during the past 12 months.  This is an annual award that recognizes a current NIHD member who satisfies the criteria listed below.  We will grant our first Membership Award to an individual NIHD member at the NIHD membership meeting at 2018 Healthcare Design Expo + Conference in Phoenix, AZ. Any current NIHD member may nominate another current NIHD member (excluding current Board Members) by completing the online nomination form. 


Lady with the Lamp Research Grant

*APPLICATION WINDOW IS CLOSED*

This $1000 research grant honors the work initiated by Florence Nightingale as she utilized her nursing skills to observe and document the impact of the built environment on her patients. Theories describe the relationships among variables of interest, and Nightingale's Environmental Theory was a holistic look at the impact of environmental factors such as noise, light and fresh air on patients' ability to heal. Nurses today have the same influence and opportunities to facilitate healing as they provide care to their patients. 

Proposal Submission Information: Submission deadline is July 1, 2018. For other questions contact Angela Boyle, Executive Director, at [email protected]

Proposal Requirements: The principal investigator must be a registered nurse (other team members may be from other professions). • NIHD will accept applications for masters’ theses or doctoral dissertations only if the proposal has been approved by the principal investigator’s thesis or dissertation committee. If the proposal has not been successfully defended, the application will be considered ineligible. • Principal Investigators (PI) are limited to one application per year. • One grant of $1,000 will be awarded. Click HERE for more information.


Healthcare Design Expo+Conference Scholarship

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In collaboration with Industry Sponsors, NIHD is proud to announce the 2nd annual HCD Scholarship for our members for the 2018 HCD Conference + Expo in Phoenix, AZ. This scholarship was created to allow for NIHD members to become more engaged within the organization by attending our annual meeting and activities at HCD.

One complimentary FULL-CONFERENCE pass plus up to $1100.00 in reimbursable travel expenses will be awarded to ONE NIHD member to use for costs associated with the conference.