TSNRP Workshops & Grant Camps


Annual TSNRP Courses:


Dissemination Course (4 days)

The TSNRP Research and Evidence-Based Practice Dissemination Course features keynote lectures by military nursing leaders and nationally known clinical experts, in addition to:

  • Break-out sessions with research and evidence-based practice presentations from TriService active, reserve, guard, and retired military nurse scientists and researchers.
  • Poster session featuring research and evidence-based practice (EBP) projects relevant to military nursing.
  • TSNRP-sponsored Research Interest Group team meetings and presentations.

The target audience for this course is Active, Reserve, Guard, and retired Nurse Corps officers from the Army, Navy, and Air Force, as well as nursing personnel working within the Military Healthcare System.  Non-military nurses and other healthcare team members are welcome on a space-available basis. 

This course is offered each year, usually at the end of April.


SAVE THE DATE! 30 April-2 May 2019, in San Diego, CA


Presentation Abstracts


Post-Award Workshop (1 day + online modules)

The Post-Award Workshop is intended to make sure that investigators who have received TSNRP funding for the first time understand the expectations of managing their award and how to handle any issues that arise during the course of their project.  It is a supplement to required online training modules and provides an important opportunity to meet the grants management staff, understand the reporting requirements, the award modification process, and address any specific questions about individual projects. 

The in-person Post-Award Workshop was re-established in 2017, and is offered the day after the Dissemination Course at the same location.


SAVE THE DATE! 3 May 2019 in San Diego, CA


Grant Camp (5 days)

The TSNRP Grant Camp is designed for novice nurse scientists and graduate (master's and doctoral) nursing students who plan to submit a research or evidence based practice (EBP) grant application in response to a TSNRP Funding Opportunity Announcement. Grant Camp features a modest amount of didactic content about grantsmanship and a substantial time during which attendees apply the didactic content to continue writing their application on the appropriate grant application forms. Attendees receive faculty feedback regarding their grant applications throughout the course.  The goal of Grant Camp is for attendees to produce a scientifically sound research or EBP grant application on a topic that aligns with the priorities of TSNRP.

Attendees must be prepared to spend a significant amount of time, both before and during the course, preparing and writing their grant applications. Given the emphasis on grantsmanship, attendees are expected to arrive with a robust knowledge of the topic they have chosen, the research or EBP process, research/EBP design and methods, relevant variables and measures, and data analysis. Graduate students should have completed some methodology and statistics classes and, ideally, have selected at least the chairperson of their thesis or dissertation committee.

This course is offered each year in mid-July.

 SAVE THE DATE! 8-12 July 2019 in San Diego, CA


Writing Workshop (3 days)

The Writing Workshop is a new course provided by TSNRP, and provides dedicated, mentored time to complete a:

  • Manuscript for publication
  • Clinical Practice Guideline
  • Grant proposal
  • Final/technical report
  • Other scientific product

The target audience for this course is Active, Reserve, Guard, and retired Nurse Corps officers from the Army, Navy, and Air Force. Course attendees should have completed preliminary work (eg. reviewed the literature and written an abstract/summary) prior to attending the workshop.

It is expected this workshop will be offered each year in mid-September. 


SAVE THE DATE! 16-18 September 2019 in San Diego, CA


Courses offered as needed:


Evidence Based Practice Workshop for Military Nursing and Readiness (1 day + online modules)

This workshop provides a foundational understanding of Evidence Based Practice (EBP) concepts, emphasizes the importance of EBP in the military healthcare system and readiness, and gives an opportunity to further develop an EBP project to implement in a military setting.  The workshop includes a pre-course online preparatory module, a one-day EBP Workshop for all participants.  A half-day EBP Coaching Workshop for current and future EBP Coaches at the hosting facility is offered the afternoon before to equip coaches to guide participants during the one-day EBP workshop.  Following the workshop, it is expected that there will be three post-course EBP coaching sessions completed in the months following the workshop.

Military treatment facilities personnel can request this this workshop to be held at their facility. The target audience is Active Duty, Reserve, or National Guard and civilian nursing staff at the hosting facility.  Other healthcare professionals supporting the mission of the military healthcare system may apply; seating may be limited.


SAVE THE DATE! 29-30 January 2019, Womack Army Medical Center


Evidence-Based Practice Leadership Course (varied length)

An Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Leadership Course provides critical information about the resources and support required from nursing leaders to foster a spirit of clinical inquiry and ensure successful evidence-based practice efforts occur within their organization.  The course content is geared toward those in formal nursing leadership roles, and the length of the course can vary based on the needs of the facility or organization. 

The audience for this course is targeted to to Active Duty, Guard and Reserve Navy nursing in formal leadership roles; other healthcare professionals in leadership positions in the military healthcare system may also be included if appropriate.


Other courses (varied length)

Depending on the identified educational need, additional courses that focus on research or evidence based practice can be sponsored by TSNRP.  Some previous courses include:

  • Introduction to Research
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Joanna Briggs Institute Systematic Review Training
  • Women’s Health Publication Workshop