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Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship (ONRS)

The Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship (ONRS), housed in the School of Nursing, mentors student and faculty investigators, fosters interprofessional collaborations and helps investigators meet regulatory compliance for engaging in research (human subjects training, HIPPA compliance, etc).

The School of Nursing is an integral part of a large internationally recognized academic health center (AHC) that is a site for a funded Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) (Institute for Integration of Medicine and Health (IIMS). Interprofessional research collaborations are strongly supported by the IIMS.

There are just over 100 AHCs nationwide that have enormous impact through integration of research, education, and patient care that produces the knowledge and evidence foundation for treating illness and improving health. The 2002 and 2003 Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report on Academic Health Centers challenged AHCs to take the lead in:

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Transforming content, methods, approaches, and settings used in
health professional education
Designing and assessing new structures and approaches for patient care
Designing and assessing new structures and approaches for patient care
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Translating science through increased emphasis on clinical health services, prevention, and community-based research to move discoveries to clinical and community settings.

The School of Nursing faculty is responding to the IOM challenges
through their programs of science that focuses on the scholarship of teaching, practice, and discovery (research). They're bringing to life the School of Nursing Mission which is, "we develop diverse nurse leaders to improve health and health care, through education, research, practice, and community engagement."