Advancing scientific inquiry and scholarship.
The Office for Nursing Research and Scholarship inspires nurse researchers and scholars to improve practice and enhance the stature of clinical and translational research. We attract and cultivate research faculty who are at the cutting edge of their fields and develop students to be the next generation of researchers and scholars.
Our office upholds our pillars of excellence and equity with four centers/initiatives, each of which has projects, publications, faculty and student involvement.
- Translational Research and Clinical Practice
- Nursing and Interprofessional Education
- Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data
- Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health
Translational Research and Clinical Practice
Dedicated to advancing nursing research and transforming clinical practice through the integration of translational research and evidenced based practice.
Nursing and Interprofessional Education
Committed to advancing nursing practice through education-focused research and scholarship, while promoting excellence in healthcare education. Nurse scientists and scholars pursue innovative educational strategies to ensure nurses and healthcare professionals are prepared to deliver the highest quality of care.
Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data
Dedicated to advancing nursing practice through the comprehensive study and application of cutting-edge technologies. By exploring the transformative potential of robotics, harnessing the power of artificial intelligence, and leveraging big data analytics, we aim to revolutionize nursing care delivery and enhance patient outcomes.
Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health
The IHP Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health engages in education, scholarship, clinical practice, community engagement, and policy/advocacy efforts to lead nurses and other health professionals in addressing the health consequences of climate change.
Faculty Seed Grant Intent to Submit
SON seed grants support faculty efforts to achieve external funding for their research program by providing a seed grant of up to $10,000 for one year to conduct pilot studies that serve as preliminary data for subsequent efforts. Fill out this form prior to submitting your grant proposal to the Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship.
Research & Scholarship In-Depth
Research Spotlight: Gerontological Nursing
School of Nursing Faculty Scholarship
Clark (DNP ’20), P. A chronicle of the experience of health care workers on the 4th floor of a long-term acute care hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eastern Nursing Research Society 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions Virtual Conference, March 25-26, 2021.
Lewin, (DNP ’20), T. A. Translation of team science to improve workflow in a primary care practice. Eastern Nursing Research Society 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions Virtual Conference, March 25-26, 2021.
Zieman (DNP ’20), L. Improving emergency department nursing teamwork: A quality improvement project. Eastern Nursing Research Society 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions Virtual Conference, March 25-26, 2021.
Pusey-Reid, E., Gona, C. M., Gall, G., Lussier-Duynstee, P. A. (2020, December 2-3). “The Experience of black students at a predominantly white institution” [Poster Presentation]. American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) AACN Inaugural Diversity Symposium. https://www.playbackaacn.com/poster-110
Pusey-Reid, E. (2020, October 22). “Creating a Culture of Success: A Framework for Addressing Untapped Potential Students” [Poster Presentation]. 2020 Massachusetts-Rhode Island League for Nursing (MARILN) Conference.
Olans, R.D. Truly successful antimicrobial stewardship? Bring in the Nurses. 4th Annual Middle Tennessee Antimicrobial Stewardship Symposium. Nashville, TN. January 2020
Patricia Reidy, DNP, FNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN, associate dean of academic affairs and a professor in the School of Nursing, is the PI of a four-year HRSA grant, "Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program," to support psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner students with a nurse traineeship. The IHP is the lead agency and has established six academic-clinical partnerships to secure clinical placements. Susan Stevens, DNP, MS, MEd, PMHNP, BC, an assistant professor of nursing, will oversee the program.
U.S.–India 21st Century Knowledge Initiative
$99,178 from the United States – India Educational Foundation. Associate Professor Elissa Ladd, PhD, FNP-BC, Principal Investigator. 2018-2020.
ADVANCE: Assessment of Disparities and Variation for Alzheimer's disease in Nursing home Care at End of Life.
$315,372 from the National Institutes of Health, Ruth Palan Lopez, PhD, GNP-BC, FAAN, Principal Investigator. 2020-2021.
ADVANCE: Assessment of Disparities and Variation for Alzheimer's disease in Nursing home Care at End of Life - COVID-19 SUPPLEMENT.
$133,149 from the National Institutes of Health, Ruth Palan Lopez, PhD, GNP-BC, FAAN, Principal Investigator. 2020-2021.
Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA)
$240,000, subcontract from the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute, from the National Institutes of Health. Nancy M. Terres, PhD, RN, Sub Principal Investigator. 2018-2023.
Neuromuscular Dysfunction Among Fatigued and On-Fatigued Breast Cancer Survivors
$444,952, from the National Institutes of Health, Amelia Peabody Professor in Nursing Research and Director of the Fatigue Research Lab Lisa Wood, PhD, RN, FAAN, Principal Investigator, and Assistant Professor Janet Kneiss, PhD, DPT, MS, Co-Principal Investigator, 2018-2020.