Nursing research

From working to improve the health of women and children and their access to clean water in Uganda, to evaluating trends in Nurse Practitioner-managed care and assessment of various conditions and diseases, our researchers are passionate about WSU’s Grand Challenges and asking questions that will help improve the health of individuals and communities. Four of our faculty received institutional mini-grants to continue their research about heavy metals in Uganda, Vietnamese breast health program, the smart homes project, and aging services technology. Our interdisciplinary approach to education and research helps us meet these challenges of sustaining health and access to resources while striving to improve the quality of life for all. For example, we have a large, interdisciplinary and interinstitutional grant targeted toward improving behavioral health for children and adolescents across the State of Washington.

Specifically, our WSU Vancouver College of Nursing faculty:

  • Strives to understand the cultural, social, and environmental determinants of optimal health
  • Engages communities, providing health education and assessments
  • Works to understand public health both locally and globally and how it relates to the onset and progression of disease
  • Promotes healthy communities and populations by conducting research aimed at improving access to clean water, food, education, and healthcare

Learn more about the research projects and initiative our nursing scholars are engaged in: