Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Announces Mariam Kayle as the RNF/ANF Research Grant Award Recipient

Released: 12/3/2013 11:00 AM EST
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Newswise — Chicago, IL (Dec. 3, 2013): The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) presents Mariam Kayle, RN MSN CCNS, with the Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation (RNF)/American Nurses Foundation (ANF) Research Grant Award. RNF cosponsors this grant with ANF to offer $5,000 to a recipient whose research contributes to the advancement of nursing science and the enhancement of patient care.

Kayle’s research study, “Adaptive Challenges for Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease and their Parents,” explores and describes the adaptive challenges faced by adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease and their parents, and the adaptive work they engage in to self-manage the disease.

Kayle, PhD Student at Duke University, has over 13 years of clinical experience in the care of infants and children with acute and critical illness, six of which has been as an Advanced Practice Nurse for the pediatric inpatient services at a major tertiary medical center in Lebanon.

While working in Lebanon, Kayle also served in a variety of clinical, educational and leadership roles, including facilitator of the pediatric clinical practice council and member of the Executive Magnet Steering Committee where she was actively involved in the Magnet accreditation of the center. She has received a variety of honorable awards, including the Nightingale Award from the American University of Beirut and the “Aallamouna" profiling award from the Order of Nurses in Lebanon.

Kayle holds a Master of Science in Nursing in pediatric acute and critical care from Duke University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, with distinction, from the American University of Beirut (AUB). In addition, she is certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in acute and critical care nursing/pediatrics.

“We are extremely pleased to be partnering with the American Nurses Foundation in cosponsoring this grant. Together, we are able to provide outstanding nurse research with the resources needed to conduct studies that contribute toward the advancement of rehabilitation nursing,” says Cheryl Lehman, RNF chair.

ARN is a professional healthcare association dedicated to promoting and advancing professional rehabilitation nursing practice through education, advocacy, collaboration, and research to enhance the quality of life for those affected by disability and chronic illness. For more information about ARN, please visit or call 800.229.7530.

Additional information about RNF grant opportunities can be found at