Research is at the very core of our School's mission. In tangible ways, our research advances nursing knowledge, guides improvements in health services and patient care, and contributes actively in the development of new and exciting educational course content.
Located on one of the foremost health science campuses in the country, UCSF School of Nursing enjoys resources available at only a handful of research-intensive universities. These resources specifically include the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) for interdisciplinary research training, with its 9 clinical research units located throughout San Francisco in both in-patient and out-patient facilities.
Over the last decade, UCSF School of Nursing has been a leading recipient of research awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH grants and other sources of funding make it possible for faculty, their graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows to sustain significant research programs that positively impact nursing practice, patient health care, and education. Our School consistently ranks among the top nursing schools in the United States for NIH monetary support and number of NIH research awards. In 2013, the School received 22 awards totaling $8.06 million.