Research & Expertise

The collaborative environment of our School of Nursing enables faculty to conduct a wide range of research that contributes to the foundation of nursing science and sets a course to improve patient outcomes. Our research, which is presented both nationally and internationally, serves to improve and strengthen nursing practice and health care delivery and to increase practice innovation. In addition, our faculty instructs students on how to conduct research and how to use research in practice, establishing the importance of nursing research with our students.

Learn more about Dr. Katherine Scafide's research that helps forensic nurses detect bruising in individuals with darker skin tones.


Our faculty’s research interests include:

  • End of life care
  • Maternal and child health
  • Mental health
  • Behavioral health
  • Vulnerable populations and health care access
  • Preventative care
  • Nursing forensics