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Nursing research develops knowledge to:

  • Build the scientific foundation for clinical practice
  • Prevent disease and disability
  • Manage and eliminate symptoms caused by illness
  • Enhance end-of-life and palliative care

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Palliative Care: Conversations Matter®

A campaign to increase the use of palliative care for children and teens living with serious illnesses.

NINR Director’s Lecture Series

A lecture series bringing the nation’s top nurse scientists to the NIH campus to share their work and interests with a transdisciplinary audience.

Stories of Discovery

Learn how nursing research is paving the way to improve patient outcomes.

NINR Innovative Questions Initiative

An initiative to encourage new thinking and creativity in nursing science from the broader scientific community and general public.

NINR Strategic Plan: Advancing Science, Improving Lives

A plan detailing the Institute’s priorities for the conduct and support of future nursing science.

Research Highlights

Highlights of recent research accomplishments from the community of NINR-supported scientists across the U.S.


Stories of Discovery: Changing Patient Outcomes and the Practice of Hospice Care

NINR-supported scientist Dr. Melissa Aldridge of New York’s Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has become nationally known for her research into the big data of hospice care in America.

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