Preparing the next generation of nurse scientists


Research at U-M School of Nursing

The School of Nursing supports high caliber scientific scholarship to improve the health of our community, state, nation, and world. Our research impacts health and healthcare through the development, utilization, and translation of knowledge. Because of our commitment to advancing the field through research and research training, our expertise in developing and testing interventions, our focus on impacting health locally and globally, and the maturity of our research programs, state and government agencies frequently utilize and disseminate our findings and programs.
Our world-class research leaders, interdisciplinary and global partnerships, and laboratory, clinical, and community environments afford investigators rich opportunities to engage in work that has and will continue to enrich nursing practice and policy. As a result, the University of Michigan School of Nursing provides an excellent environment for training doctoral students – the next generation of nurse researchers.
Our current strengths in scientific and interdisciplinary research include:
  • Women’s health
  • Health promotion/risk reduction for vulnerable populations
  • Cancer care
  • Symptom management (pain, functional mobility, cognitive function)
  • Outcomes effectiveness/implementation science
  • Intervention science
These strengths reflect expertise in substantive areas (e.g. cancer care, urinary incontinence) as well as in specific processes (e.g. basic science through intervention and implementation science).
Please visit the Active Research Projects page to see a detail listing of all currently funded research projects at the U-M School of Nursing.


Support for Researchers

The Grants and Research Office (GRO) provide administrative support to the research of U-M School of Nursing faculty by providing services that help maximize funding, facilitate the investigation process, and expedite the writing and publication of findings. This support begins with proposal development and extends through the fiscal and regulatory management of studies. The Applying for a Grant and Managing a Grant  webpages provide more details. 
Also see the People webpage in this navigational path for information on the Faculty Consulting Team supporting research at the U-M School of Nursing.