Center for Nursing Research
The Center for Nursing Research (CNR) mission is to provide support services to faculty and students that facilitate research development and promote research and scholarly productivity. The CNR is dedicated to creating an environment in the School of Nursing that is conducive to research, scholarship, and the advancement of nursing science. It supports both qualitative and quantitative methodologies with a particular emphasis on health disparities, chronic deviations from health, and cultural competence.
Faculty with a record of significant research funding are invited to join the Research Council, which provides oversight of initiatives related to research and scholarship in the SON. Current members include:
Alison M. Colbert, PhD, APRN
Sr. Rosemary Donley, PhD, APRN, FAAN
Linda Goodfellow PhD, RN
Melissa A. Kalarchian, PhD
Joan Such Lockhart, PhD, RN, CORLN, AOCN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN
Lenore K. Resick, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP
L. Kathleen Sekula, PhD, APRN, FAAN
Rick Zoucha, PhD, APRN-BC, CTN-A
Major functions are to:
- Advise the Associate Dean for Research.
- Oversee implementation of the Strategic Plan for Research.
- Provide guidance and mentoring to research-active faculty.
Forum for Research and Scholarship (FORS)
Scholarly activities that promote excellence in research are offered to faculty on a regular basis through the Forum for Research and Scholarship (FORS). FORS is held each month (or more often when requested) for faculty to share ideas, engage in intellectual debate, discuss methodological and recruitment issues, and promote research and writing endeavors. Mock reviews are held prior to grant submission in order to assist faculty in writing high quality proposals.
FORS also provides collegial critique to assist fellow researchers in the dissemination of research findings via manuscript preparation and podium or poster presentations. A journal club may be held at the request of individual faculty. In addition, faculty workshops are offered periodically by experts in nursing research. FORS, in collaboration with the Center for Nursing Research (CNR), provides resources to promote research and scholarship and workshops by nurse experts. Information about grant writing workshops is provided and support for attending those workshops is often provided through the CNR. An electronic newsletter is published at the end of each semester to highlight faculty and student research and scholarship (see below).
View a list of doctoral dissertation titles.
Faculty Research Interests
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