Research

Associcate Professor Kristine
Kwekkeboom
 (left) helps a research
study participant use 
complementary (non-drug) therapies.

We believe that nursing is a powerful instrument for improving the human condition. Our tradition of integrated research and practice focuses on the needs of those whose illness or social condition leaves them vulnerable or places them at risk.

 Our faculty members explore a range of research areas, including:

  • pain and symptom management
  • women's health
  • complementary and alternative therapies
  • informatics 
  • long-term care
  • workforce development
  • health beliefs across cultures

We are engaged in research partnerships with colleagues from industrial engineering, medicine, social work, psychology, educational psychology, and nutritional sciences. Nursing faculty members are also active in the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research; in partnership with the School of Medicine and Public Health, the School of Pharmacy, the School of Veterinary Medicine, and the College of Engineering.