The School of Nursing firmly believes that nursing is a unique discipline with a body of knowledge that is ever-expanding and evolving. Therefore, the profession is continually challenged to look at what it does in new and innovative ways. The excitement of nursing science lies in the generation of new knowledge that broadens society's understanding of human health and illness and nursing's role in promoting health and quality of life.
The School has a long tradition of exploring issues and topics relevant to enhancing nursing science. Since its founding over a half-century ago, the faculty have displayed an unwavering commitment to engaging in research that enhances nursing's scientific foundation. At Rutgers, research is integral to classroom teaching and our service to the community. Nursing students in the baccalaureate, masters or doctoral programs are engaged not only in the learning of research methodologies, but in conducting research independently or in collaboration with faculty depending upon their levels.
Faculty research interests include the care and promotion of health in infants, children, adolescents, adults, older adults, and families. Faculty members also examine such issues as symptom management, exercise, and quality-of-life in vulnerable populations. Specific research foci include investigations of patients with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses.