A Commitment to Research

Rutgers School of Nursing (SON) is one of the largest, most comprehensive nursing schools in the United States. With 1,800+ students and 12,800+ alumni, SON attracts a diverse pool of candidates who are eager to collaborate with experienced, globally recognized faculty to help solve the greatest challenges in nursing science and health care.

Learn more about our commitment to improving health care, patient outcomes, and the nursing workforce through research.

Celebrated Faculty

Numbering more than 100, our full-time faculty includes world-renowned researchers who are helping transform lives at home and around the world.

$55.4 million in external funding (and counting)

Our collective commitment to research and scholarship provides students
and faculty with the resources needed to discover breakthroughs in care.

Centers of Excellence

From a nurse-practitioner-led community practice in Newark, NJ, to midwifery training research in rural Nigeria, we are committed to expanding and implementing nursing science and practice at home and abroad.


Research Highlights

Discover how School of Nursing faculty and students are advancing nursing science through collaborative research, active membership in academies, advocacy, and high-profile publications and presentations.

Preventing HIV and Reducing Stigma in Romania

Corina Lelutiu-Weinberger, PhD, associate professor and François-Xavier Bagnoud Center Endowed Chair of Nursing, is principal investigator of a $3.8 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health and a $423,000 grant from the NIH/Fogarty International Center. She’s conducting research aimed at reducing stigma, improving mental health, and reducing the spread of HIV among gay and bisexual men in hard-hit Romania.

Olga Jarrín-crop

Reducing Care Disparities for People Living with Dementia

Olga F. Jarrín Montaner (PhD, RN), assistant professor, is principal investigator of a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging to investigate how skilled home health care can reduce racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in palliative and end-of-life care among people diagnosed with dementia.

Emilia Iwu

Supporting Midwifery to Reduce Maternal Mortality in Nigeria

Emilia Iwu (PhD, RN, APNC, FWACN), clinical assistant professor, is leading a Department for International Development-funded study of a new community midwifery program aimed at reducing maternal mortality. She’s working with the Nigerian Board of Nursing to examine challenges to midwifery practice in conflict-affected areas of Nigeria.

Mexican Immigrant Obesity Rates Climb with Fears of Deportation

Karen D’Alonzo (PhD, RN, APN-c, FAAN), associate professor and director of the Center for Community Health Partnerships at Rutgers School of Nursing, is lead author of the study published in the journal Progress in Community Health Partnerships.

Vision for Community-Centered Care

SON’s research and vision are focused on five strategic areas:

  1. Healthy communities, population health, and public engagement
  2. Healthy urban families and children
  3. Better health and well-being
  4. Quality of care
  5. Innovative educational models

The school’s state-of-the-art research is unlocking the possibilities of quality, compassionate evidence-based care.

“We are excited about the significant contributions that Rutgers School of Nursing is making to the people of New Jersey, the nation, and the world.”

William L. Holzemer, PhD, RN, FAAN Former Dean and Distinguished Professor

Training Tomorrow’s Nurse Scientists

We believe that nursing science creates the evidence for evidence-based practice. Our PhD in Nursing program prepares nurse scientists to conduct research that will guide safe and effective nursing care, practice, and policy.

Meet Rosario Sanchez, a forensic nurse, lecturer, and doctoral student at Rutgers School of Nursing whose research focus is human trafficking.

Global Impact


Rutgers Nursing Magazine

Flip through the pages of Rutgers Nursing (RN) magazine to learn more about research, practice, and academics at Rutgers School of Nursing.