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Research and Scholarship
Nursing research improves lives and advances the nursing profession

Advancing nursing practice through scientific discovery

Research and scholarship at the Washington State University College of Nursing address important issues in society and in healthcare. We’re successful in landing funding support from public and private sources, and our nurse researchers are recognized experts in their fields.

WSU College of Nursing continues to gain NIH research funding and ranked No. 19 among nursing colleges in the United States last year for funding from the NIH, which is the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world.

Research Spotlight

Nurses are ideal ambassadors for climate action

Nurses worldwide should become more involved in actions aimed at reducing the health effects of climate change, according to an analysis published recently in The BMJ, a prestigious medical publication formerly called the British Medical Journal.

Targeted Research

Advancing Health Equity

We promote social justice and access to care among historically underserved communities and populations, in the U.S. and across the globe.

Smart Health

Our scientists are leaders in the use of smart-health technologies to help manage chronic conditions in a residential setting.

Healthcare Systems

We drive innovation in developing our future healthcare workforce through interprofessional education, new approaches in online and distant learning, and optimizing the APRN role.

Health Promotion and Risk Reduction

We seek to reduce illness and injury and promote wellness in specific areas, such as maternal/child health; the relationship between sleep and performance; environmental health and sustainability; and addictions and behavioral health.

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