Transforming Patient and Community Care
Where some see challenges, we see a tremendous opportunity to improve the health of people and those that care for them. The College of Nursing is a national leader in nursing research. We are the #21 nursing school in the United States for National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding, and possess a total grant portfolio of $43 million. We are leaders in community and care-based research. Our faculty are training the next generation of nurse scientists to ensure equitable and quality care for all.
Our researchers lead programs that impact many disciplines in health care:
- Social and Behavioral Aspects of Chronic Disease
- Social, Behavioral and Environmental Determinants of Health, and Health Equity Science
- Informatics and Systems Sciences (includes system level interventions and implementation science)
- Women's Health
- Simulation in Nursing and Interprofessional Education
- Innovative Care Delivery Models
- Caregiving Across the Lifespan
The College of Nursing is dedicated to providing faculty and students with the resources and support to generate leading-edge health care research and discoveries.
Faculty are supported by a first-class team of professionals who specialize in pre-award and post-award support of extramurally funded research.
Research Innovation Teams (RITe) - A Model for Research Affinity
Thematically coherent and synergistic teams are designed to increase extramural funding through mentoring, shared resources, engagement, and diversity.
Leading Centers and Programs
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)-Funded T32 Training Program
- Since 2013, we have offered an NINR-funded T32 training program that prepares pre-doctoral and post-doctoral scientists to study issues related to cancer, caregiving, and end-of-life.
Center of Excellence for Exposure Health Informatics (CEEHI)
- Established CEEHI in 2019, CEEHI is a multi-disciplinary center co-led by Nursing Informatics and Biomedical Informatics faculty designed to foster and facilitate the next generation of exposure health research through the use and development of novel informatics methods and solutions.
Key Member of an Interdisciplinary Academic Health Sciences Center
University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is the only academic health sciences center in the state of Utah and the broader Mountain West. Six colleges and schools provide the majority of the state's health care professionals.
- Consistently ranked #1 in quality in the nation among academic medical centers
- Five hospitals and 12 community health care centers
- Highly-ranked $373 million research enterprise
- Exceptional faculty mentorship: VPCAT, KL2 programs
- Numerous institutes and centers reflecting the health system’s many strengths