Research at the UVA School of Nursing is conducted by teams, at centers and by individual faculty and students. Specialty areas include alternative and complementary therapies, rural health, mental health, nursing history, oncology, aging, domestic violence among other topics. In addition to federal grants, funding is provided by private foundations and intramural grants to stimulate creative projects. Opportunities are often created for industrious students—from our wealth of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs—interested in conducting their own original research projects.
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.
Selected Center Links
Selected Recently Received Grants
Changing Narratives of Depression in Rural Women of the South
This 3-year, exploratory, Stage I behavioral treatment research study will establish digital story as a means of promoting therapeutic change among low-income rural women with major depressive disorder (MDD).
Primary Investigator Emily Hauenstein, Phd, RN, LCP, funded by the NIH
Retired Research Centers