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Faculty Research, Innovation and Publications

M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing faculty are teacher-scholars. They are engaged in scholarly inquiry, often working with undergraduate and graduate students, on their research projects which may be interdisciplinary.

The College also houses an Office for Nursing Research and Evaluation.  

Research supported by the Office for Nursing Research and Evaluation reflects areas of study that are aligned with the College’s mission. Examples of faculty research being conducted include:

  • Health risk behaviors of children related to internet safety
  • Healthcare access and health issues of people with disabilities
  • Disabilities education for undergraduate students and integration of disability-related content in nurse practitioner programs
  • Pregnancy in women with disabilities
  • Simulation as a teaching-learning strategy
  • Health issues of military veterans and their families
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Home health care
  • Implementation science  
  • Community based participatory research to offer breast feeding support in the hospital and community setting
  • Telehealth interventions for older adults with diabetes
  • End-of-life decision making
  • Transitional care for persons with diabetes
  • Breast health promotion needs of Arab women in Philadelphia
  • Exploration of intergenerational caregiving related to Puerto Rican women's pregnancy outcomes
  • Needs of African American women with breast cancer
  • Pediatric cancer survivorship
  • Osteoporosis prevention among Chinese immigrants
  • Scholarship of doctoral faculty nationwide related to IOM “Future of Nursing Report”
  • Healthy eating habits of children
  • Patient safety
  • Infection control
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Development of a tool to measure hypertension self-management

Nursing faculty have received research funding from many sources, including:

  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at NIH
  • National Institute of Nursing Research at NIH
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • HRSA
  • VA
  • US Department of Justice
  • American Nurses Foundation
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Nephrology Nurses Association
  • New Courtland Center for Transitions and Health at University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
  • John Hartford Foundation for Geriatric Nursing Excellence
  • Association of Standardized Patient Educators
  • Susan G. Koman Foundation
  • Philadelphia Arab Development Corporation
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.



Faculty, staff and students are innovating to ignite change and improve nursing and health care around the world.

Through our community that encourages creativity and collaboration, we are:

Faculty present their findings at local, national and international conferences and publish in top journals including, but not limited to:

  • The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners
  • AJN, American Journal of Nursing
  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Journal of Emergency Nursing
  • Journal of Neuroscience Nursing
  • Journal of Nursing Care Quality
  • Journal of Nursing Scholarship
  • Journal of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
  • MCN, the American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing
  • Nephrology Nursing Journal
  • Nursing Education Perspectives
  • Nursing Outlook
  • Nursing Research
  • Oncology Nursing Forum
  • Pain Management Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing