Research in the Graduate School of Nursing
The Graduate School of Nursing advances the scientific foundation for professional nursing practice through intra- and interprofessional research endeavors and the dissemination of such research.
By doing so, the GSN also acknowledges and accepts the responsibility to contribute to the improvement of the public’s health through the delivery of health and illness services grounded in both theory and research.
Over the past ten years, the GSN has experienced dramatic growth in research funding and interprofessional/collaborative research projects with an emphasis on improving quality of life and health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. Independently, and together with UMW’s campus-wide research growth, scientific research plays an ever-larger role in fulfilling the complementary missions of UMW and the GSN. Master’s and doctoral students alike will find abundant opportunities to work with distinguished faculty as they frame and refine their own research interests. Areas of research emphasis include chronic disease management and support for individuals and families with HIV/AIDS, diabetes and cancer. Other faculty research interests include health literacy, global health with an immigrant population, primary prevention focus and workforce development for high quality health care.