With 36 active research grants and sponsored projects with 2012 fiscal year funding base of $5.9 million, the School of Nursing has a strong commitment to research. The School has 32 doctorally prepared faculty members, several NIH-funded pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellows, and federally-funded training grants in medical informatics; reducing antimicrobial resistance; interdisciplinary and translational research, advanced nursing education; and nurse anesthesia.
In the past 5 years, faculty members have received federally funded and foundation grants in HIV/AIDS in adults and children, clinical outcomes, health policy and health services research, home hygiene, cancer research, cardiac telehealth and genetics, prison nurseries, antimicrobial resistance, informatics, patient safety, health economics, and self-management research. The range of research interests at the School of Nursing is reflected by its academic and research centers: the Center for Children and Families, the Center for Clinical Practice, the Center for Evidence-Based Practice in the Underserved, the Center for Health Policy, the Center for Interdisciplinary Research to Reduce Antimicrobial Resistance, and the WHO Collaborating Center for Advanced Practice Nursing. By expanding research and scholarly capacity, the Columbia University School of Nursing strives to attain international renown for high quality scholarship, particularly in collaborative research between clinicians and researchers within nursing and across disciplines.
The conceptual model depicts the School’s research approaches and areas of focus to improve health outcomes, health systems, and health policy.