Nursing Research



Associate Dean for Research,
Linda F. C. Bullock

Conducted by teams, at centers and by individual faculty and students, UVA Nursing's specialty areas fall into eight distinct clusters:

  • Pediatric & family health
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Oncology
  • Compassionate & palliative care
  • Chronic disease
  • Nursing history
  • Quality & safety
  • Dementia & aging

In addition to federal grants, the School also receives funding from private foundations and university grants to stimulate creative projects. All nursing students conduct their own research as individuals, or as part of teams. Opportunities for enrichment are robust -- and limitless.

The School of Nursing’s strong research mission includes a foundation based on collaboration to produce new knowledge. From developing new understandings of human behavior to new models for care delivery, our research teams are energetic, focused -- and growing.

Research resources

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Selected recently received grants

  • Correlates Among Nocturnal Agitation, Sleep, and Urinary Incontinence in Dementia
    This two-year exploratory developmental research grant examines the relationship among the distressing symptoms of nighttime agitation, sleep disturbances, and urinary incontinence in persons with Alzheimer's Disease (AD), in order to develop interventions to assist family caregivers, increase quality of life, and decrease institutionalization rates for persons with AD.

    Investigator Karen M. Rose, PhD, RN, funded by the NIH ( )    

  • Perinatal Nurse Home Visiting Enhanced with mHealth Technology
    This project aims to use mobile health (mHealth) technology to increase sensitivity and accuracy for home visitors, who are traditionally nurses, assessing and intervening with abused pregnant women during home visits in order to reduce mother and infant/child exposure to violence and adverse health outcomes.

    Primary Investigator at UVA  Linda C. Bullock, PhD, RN, FAAN, funded by the NIH ( )

  • A Decision Aid with HRQL Assessment to Reduce Costs in the Treatment of NSCLC
    The major objective of this study is to use a decision aid with health-related quality of life (HRQL) and patient-reported outcome evaluation, for patients with advanced lung cancer to facilitate informed, shared, and timely decisions about treatments that affect cost of care.

    Primary Investigator Patricia J. Hollen, PhD, RN, FAAN, funded by the NIH (


 Retired research centers