Areas of Excellence

Consistent with its mission to prepare future leaders in nursing, healthcare and healthcare research, Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences pursues research in a wide range of areas. Faculty and student researchers investigate problems, uncover new knowledge and collaborate with colleagues around the world. 

Priority areas for Decker nursing research include: 

  • Health promotion for rural and at-risk, vulnerable populations
    • Childhood asthma
    • Health policy
    • Interpersonal violence
    • Telehealth
    • Tobacco cessation (links to Interdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Program/ITURP)
  • Nursing care of older adults and their caregivers
  • Use of simulation in healthcare education
  • Theory and knowledge development