Research at School of Nursing

A History of Impactful Research

Rutgers School of Nursing is an expanding research powerhouse rooted in a university-wide tradition of excellence, innovation, and collaboration. As the academic backbone of the State of New Jersey, with $929.3 million currently in research and sponsored programs, Rutgers is among America’s highest-ranked, most diverse public, and research-intensive universities.

Together we can . . .
Revolutionize care.
Improve outcomes.
Decrease burnout.

As a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), comprised of the leading research universities, and the Big Ten Academic Alliance, Rutgers School of Nursing is helping solve the greatest challenges in nursing science and health care. 

With $75.7 million in current research funding, our scholars have access to best-in-class resources and facilities to achieve what was once unattainable and unimaginable.

“Our recently opened Center for Health Care Equity and Systems Research, within our Division of Nursing Science, allows us to serve as one of the few mentoring and training centers in the nation pursuing Nursing Health Services research.”

Dean Linda Flynn, PhD, RN, FAAN

Spotlight on Research News and Events

Research by the Numbers

$75.7 Million

in Research Grants and
Sponsored Programs

Top 2% of Scientists

According to Stanford University

100 +

Full-Time Faculty Includes
World-Renowned Researchers

Excellence in Action

Rutgers Nursing scholars are advancing nursing science through conducting collaborative research, serving as fellows in influential academies, publishing in high-profile journals, and presenting at professional conferences.

Dr. Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins, associate dean for the Division of Nursing Science, and Dr. Haiqun Lin, director of the Center for Health Equity and Systems Research.

Distinguished Faculty

Our full-time faculty body of more than 100 members includes world-renowned researchers advancing nursing science with research that spans bench to bedside, promoting evidence-based practice and policy.

Global Impact

From midwifery training research in rural Nigeria, to research and academic collaborations in oncology nursing with the University of Botswana, and global health practicums that take Rutgers faculty and students to nations across North America, Africa, and Asia, Rutgers School of Nursing’s initiatives are advancing knowledge and promoting excellence in health care at home and abroad.

A mother-to-be during a prenatal visit in Nigeria.
A mother-to-be during a prenatal visit in Nigeria.

National Funding Recognition

Our scholars are receiving support at the highest levels, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Focus

Rutgers School of Nursing’s research enterprise underscores our firm commitment to reducing health disparities, improving access to care for all, and advancing diversity, equity, and belonging in nursing education and practice.

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 into the future.