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Research

Our research informs our teaching and is vitally important to the nursing profession. At the School of Nursing we are committed to achieving results that will enhance the quality of patient care and services to the public. A sampling of the research areas we are currently engaged in includes; chronic pain management, geriatric care and the affects of healthy aging, public health administration, and coping with mental illness.

Each of our research areas provides tangible benefits to our communities as we ensure that future generations of nurses will be taught the most current research available. You may wish to direct your support to one of the following priority areas of nursing research.

The Nursing Research Unit
The Nursing Research Unit (NRU) is dedicated to enhancing the development and dissemination of knowledge in nursing. This knowledge will inform practice and policies relating to nursing care and the delivery of nursing services to individuals, families, communities, populations, and health care organizations. A gift to the NRU will continue to enable our researches to study health issues that are making a difference in the lives of our patients. It can also go to purchase new equipment and resources such as computers, text books, journal subscriptions and many more important research tools.

Undergraduate Research Scholarships
Our undergraduate students are a group of remarkable individuals with a passion for enhancing the quality of life for their patients and improving the methods of service delivery. We are committed to fostering a community of student-researchers who will undertake important knowledge development projects in a highly ethical manner. The ability to offer undergraduate research scholarships will allow us to hone the research and critical thinking skills of our students who demonstrate an aptitude for nursing research.

Graduate Research Fellowships
The need for fellowships has never been higher as we continue to bring in the top students from around the world. Fellowships support our graduate students in their efforts to produce research that will enhance the patient care, health care administration and other niche areas of nursing research. Graduate students also provide invaluable assistance in course preparation and teaching activities. The ability to offer financial assistance to our graduate students enables us to create the next generation of nursing researchers, instructors and scholars.

Your gift to nursing research will not only make a difference in the lives of our students, but in the quality of health care the public receives.

For more information on how you can support our students and faculty through increased research opportunities, please contact:

Darcy McMeekin

Development Officer
School of Nursing
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL
Canada A1C 5S7
mcmeekin@mun.ca
tel. (709) 777-8977
fax. (709) 777-7044
*All gifts to the university are tax deductible.
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