Nursing Research Unit

Memorial University School of Nursing established the Nursing Research Unit (NRU) in 1999 to support nursing research activities.

The mandate of the NRU is to enhance the development and dissemination of knowledge in nursing. This knowledge will iJoanne in the NRUnform practice and policies relating to nursing care and the delivery of nursing services to individuals, families, communities, populations, and health care organizations.

The goals of the NRU include building a nursing research infrastructure and network within Newfoundland by:

  • Developing partnerships with health care agencies and community organizationsproviding consultation to the nursing community, health care agencies and other organizations
  • Fostering interdisciplinary and collaborative research that is socially relevantoffering research workshops and conferencesproviding professional contract research servicesproviding research training opportunities

If you would like more information about the NRU and its services, please contact our coordinator, Joanne Smith-Young at (709) 777-7106 or

Office of Research

Memorial University's Office of Research offers a variety of support services and information for faculty, students and staff.


Health Sciences Library

The Health Sciences Library at Memorial University provides a variety of services and resources for faculty and staff at the School of Nursing.

Literature Searching: Librarians will perform literature searches in relevant databases on requested topics. This service is available at no cost for MUN faculty and staff. To request a literature search, visit

Online Resources: The Health Sciences Library provides access to databases, electronic journals and books in the fields of nursing, medicine & allied health. For a listing of books and resources about research methodology and nursing theory, visit

If you have questions about literature reviews, copyright, research metrics, or open access publishing, do not hesitate to contact us!