Research is a core mission of the University of Rochester School of Nursing (URSON).  Faculty conduct basic and translational research supporting healthy living, disease prevention, and promoting healthy adaptation in illness. Areas of research strength include symptom identification, monitoring and management, understanding and promoting positive health behaviors, developing and changing health systems, and palliative care. Our multidisciplinary and patient and family centered research provides a scientific foundation for clinical practice.  Faculty research productivity earned the URSON a ranking of 16 in research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2011.

The research program in the URSON is embedded in a research-intensive University.  The School of Nursing is a partner with the National Institute of Health funded Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), and leads the Center for Research Implementation and Translation one of four centers of excellence in the CTSI. The URSON is part of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) that has obtained over 145 million in federal dollars and is ranked in the top quarter of US Medical Centers. The URSON also is a partner with the Margaret D. Sovie Center for Advanced Practice and the Healthy Living Center in the Center for Community Health. These partnerships create a rich multidisciplinary, in-patient, and community environment where innovative research can flourish.

The URSON is committed to the development of a new generation of researchers.  Our PhD and DNP degree granting educational programs are central to our research programs.  The URSON two-year postdoctoral training program supports investigator development through individually designed programs of study and research. Our programs produce graduates who are highly qualified scientists, who will be leaders in shaping the future of health care.