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Research opportunities available to School of Nursing students and faculty allow them to make inquiries and observations necessary for discoveries that advance the field of health and health education.

Research discoveries help preserve and promote the health and wellness of Nevadans and the future of nursing education, with an enhanced focus on health issues associated with an urban environment and sustainability.

The school’s research program offers exceptional opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students, and provides assistance through its Office of Research and Scholarship. Through research, our students are provided the resources needed to obtain an education in a friendly and interdisciplinary environment, which prepares them for a professional and productive life.

The School of Nursing receives competitive grant funding from government and private agencies, and faculty maintain multiple active grants throughout the year.

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Active Grants

The School of Nursing promotes, improves, and sustains human health through evidence-based education and advances in research and practice.

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Research Laboratory

The lab provides access to instruments, self and full services, training as well as technical consultation for animal, tissue- and cell-based, and molecular biological research. 

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Office of Research and Scholarship

The Office of Research and Scholarship assists faculty, staff, and students within the School of Nursing during the pre- and post-award process.

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Research Domains of Influence

The UNLV School of Nursing organizes research within a framework developed by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities. This framework conceptualizes factors that promote optimum wellness across the lifespan and their intersections with the social-ecological model.