Advancing Health Care Through Nursing Research
Research conducted by our faculty and students creates new knowledge and insights that improve the health and health care of individuals, families, and communities in the United States and around the world.
Studies conducted by our nurse scientists investigate the origins of disease and illness and seek to improve the delivery of care. Our distinguished faculty of nurse scientists publish in influential peer-reviewed journals and have been honored by health care’s prominent associations, foundations, and government agencies. Among nursing schools in the United States, Columbia Nursing is consistently ranked among the leading institutions receiving grants from the National Institutes of Health.
Our faculty and students consistently receive support for their innovative research from prestigious health care organizations such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Columbia Nursing leads the nation in nursing informatics, an emerging new specialty that integrates nursing science, computer science, and information science to help health care providers deliver better care for patients, families, and communities.
When nurse scientists collaborate on research with their clinician colleagues, their findings can be translated to the bedside quickly and directly where they can be of most benefit to patients. Columbia Nursing provides opportunities for nurse scientists and nurse clinicians to share ideas and work together on projects helping to advance research that has a strong patient-centered focus.
- The Center for Children and Families improves the health of children and families by generating clinical and research knowledge, through education and advocacy, and by promoting innovative clinical practice.
- The Center for Evidence-Based Practice in the Underserved promotes informatics and biobehavioral research aimed at helping underserved populations carry out better self-management of their health.
- The Center for Health Policy partners with key stakeholders in the local community as well as the state and national levels to evaluate the influence of legislation and policy on care processes and outcomes.