Nursing Research Program

Nurse scientists and nurses at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago are crucial to solving the most pressing and persistent health challenges. As the largest and most trusted profession in the United States, nurses interact with individuals and families more closely than other healthcare professionals; and therefore, have a deep understanding of the personal and societal factors that lead to health and illness. Nursing science is the key to unlocking the power and potential of nursing by leveraging these strengths and unique knowledge and perspectives inherent to the discipline to the benefit all people. Using rigorous scientific methods, nurse scientists and nurses at Lurie Children’s continue to pursue and translate new knowledge to advance health, prevent disease, manage symptoms, innovate illness management, and improve quality of life of children, families, and communities. Nursing research looks holistically at the patient, the family and social supports, the health system, and the population at large to advance healthcare delivery. Lurie Children’s engages all nurses through the Nursing Research Council with the aim of fostering nursing research, advancing nurse-initiated studies, promoting grant and scholar programs, providing nursing research education, and mentoring nurses throughout the research process. Learn more about the Nursing Research Program.