Institute for Nursing Research and Scholarship

The Institute for Nursing Research and Scholarship (INRS) supports the research and scholarship of faculty, staff and students in the College of Nursing who are interested in clinical practice research, translational science and evidence-based practice. It promotes specific areas of research excellence which provide an environment for faculty with similar interests to collaborate with each other:

  • Education
  • Violence
  • Vulnerable Populations and Health Disparities
  • Chronic Illnesses and Co-Morbid Conditions
  • Occupational Health
  • Quality & Safety

The underlying philosophy is that the pursuit of excellence in research and scholarship is a developmental process that requires support services at all levels of expertise and across all content areas.

Services Provided by the INRS


Grant Consultation, Submission & Post-Award Management

We consult on intramural grant proposals, which often are the building blocks of extramural funding, and provide assistance in the submission of intramural and extramural grant proposals and non-financial post-award grant management.



Center for Educational Research, Scholarship and Innovation

We support CERSI, which provides assistance in both the conduct of research in teaching and learning and in the development of program/training grant proposals.


Undergraduate Research Scholars Program

The URS program nurtures research interest and develops research skills in a diverse group of academically-excellent undergraduate nursing students.


Educational Forums

We conduct regularly scheduled INRS Educational Forums, which give attendees CNE credits for forums on research and education.

Procter Hall

Visiting Scholar Program

We coordinate the Visiting Scholar Program that invites nationally recognized research scientist to the College of Nursing.


Statistical Consultation

We provide statistical consultation services for faculty members, students and community affiliates.



For more information, please contact program coordinator Rebecca Tehan.