Edge Runners

Edge Runners: Transforming America’s Health System Through Nursing Solutions

The Edge Runner initiative recognizes nurse-designed models of care and interventions that impact cost, improve healthcare quality and enhance consumer satisfaction. Through its Edge Runner program, the Academy is mobilizing its fellows, health leaders and partner organizations to recognize nurses who are leading the way with new ideas to transform the health system. Edge Runner Applications must be submitted by March 1, June 1, or September 3, 2018. Non-fellows of the Academy are encoraged to apply.

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Read profiles of all of the Edge Runner models of care here. 

Edge Runner Spotlight

 Sarah Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN

Community Aging in Place:
Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE)

CAPABLE delivers a personalized, at home intervention which decreases disability and improves physical strength and self-care skills of older adults. Dr. Szanton’s intervention has successfully reduced fall fractures, medication dosing errors and poor nutrition, three common causes of hospitalization and nursing home admission. Read More 


A Nursing Life: Serving the Nation

An inspiring photojournalism project that is documented the work of six Raise the Voice: Edge Runners, the nurse innovators at the center of the Raise the Voice campaign.

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Applications support the innovative work of nurses and demonstrate the holistic and integrated philosophy underlying nursing care. 

Application Process