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Areas of Distinction

Behavioral Health

Researchers at the College of Nursing are integrating physiologic, psychosocial, and behavioral knowledge to promote health and reduce illness burden. Our research encompasses multiple philosophical and methodological approaches-from laboratory research to community engagement-and occurs in many settings, including acute care, outpatient and community clinics, and in urban and rural areas.


Community & Public Health

Our community and public health research aims to prevent illness and injury across the lifespan, from pre-conception through healthy aging, to promote population health and quality of life. Current research includes a focus on community engagement and sustainable environmental and policy changes to create healthier families, communities, and populations.


Patient Care Quality & Safety

Researchers at the College of Nursing are exploring and testing interventions and system strategies to optimize patient care safety and quality. Our research encompasses multiple philosophical and methodological approaches (from laboratory research to community engagement) with a focus on care provided in acute and ambulatory care settings.



Educational Innovations & Outcomes

Faculty and student researchers at the college are implementing and evaluating various teaching modalities to prepare competent and compassionate baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorally prepared nurses who work effectively within teams. Our current research includes pedagogical, curricular, and clinical approaches that may be interprofessional with a goal of transforming knowledge, values, attitudes, skills, and/or behaviors that lead to improved patient, client, student, and/or population outcomes.