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The WSU College of Nursing jumped to 27th in the ranking for nursing schools in the U.S. in NIH-funded research in 2018.

The Washington State University College of Nursing has dramatically expanded the amount of research funding it receives from the National Institutes of Health, new data shows. 

The College of Nursing jumped to 27th in the ranking for nursing schools in the United States, from a 45th-place ranking in 2017.

The NIH is the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world. The new data is for NIH funding in federal fiscal year 2018, which runs from Oct. 1, 2017 to Sept. 30, 2018.

NIH-funded research at the College of Nursing included projects in addictions and community health.

Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, associate dean for research at the WSU College of Nursing, attributed the college’s research funding increase to the stellar work being done across the faculty ranks within the college.

“Increased collaborations across colleges and universities, internal and external mentoring, and faculty members’ commitments to research are reflected in this big jump in our ranking. This is no small feat and I am thrilled with our college’s success.”

NIH data is compiled annually by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research.