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Research at the School of Nursing

The University of Louisville is a Carnegie Research-Extensive University. The School of Nursing is located in the Health Sciences Center with a rich interdisciplinary environment with schools of dentistry, medicine and public health. School of Nursing faculty have research collaborations with faculty in medicine, public health, engineering, education, and social work.

The School of Nursing has a research intensive environment that supports faculty research programs. A Research Office provides support for proposal development and grant implementation. Research grants coordinator, graduate research assistants, and biostatistical consulting services are available in the Research Office. An external research mentors also support faculty in securing research funding.

A strategic goal of the school is to engage undergraduate and graduate students in the research process. Many students work on faculty research and present posters at professional meetings. The Research and Evidence-Based Practice Committee is very active in promoting a mentored experience for students to attend regional and national nursing research conferences. Funding for these activities is contributed by alumni and a small endowment fund to support student research.

Faculty Research Focus Areas

Faculty research is focused in four broad areas:

research focus areas



Here is a list of our faculty's peer-reviewed publications for the calendar year 2012.

Here is a list of our faculty's peer-reviewed publications for the calendar year of 2011.

Student Research

Research is an important component of the educational experience at the School of Nursing as students conduct research on a myriad of health related issues. Check out the nursing student spotlight....

Ruth B. Craddock Fund

The Ruth Craddock Fund supports the research mission of the University of Louisville School of Nursing. It provides financial assistance to qualified undergraduate and graduate students for:

  • Successful completion of a research project and/or the dissemination of research findings at a professional conference.
  • Faculty mentored research conference experience.

Learn more about the Ruth B. Craddock Fund [PDF]

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