Roger L. and Mary K. Kresge Center for Nursing Research 

The Kresge Center for Nursing Research (KCNR) at Binghamton University serves as the main research resource for faculty and students in the Decker School of Nursing, facilitating faculty research, conducting interdisciplinary research and collaborative research with community agencies, supporting student research, generating proposals seeking extramural funding, and providing consultative assistance to faculty and doctoral students in several aspects of proposal development and grant implementation. Kresge Center staff deliver extensive research support, including assistance with design, methodology, statistical analysis, editing and computer consultation.


The mission of the Kresge Center for Nursing Research is to support scientific inquiry and scholarly works for the expansion of nursing knowledge. To further the mission, the center provides a venue to facilitate faculty and student research. There is an emphasis on collaboration and interdisciplinary research.


  • Develop the resources of the Kresge Center with staff and technology to assist faculty and students in all aspects of research.
  • Recruit faculty with an established research agenda.
  • Increase sponsored research activity by governmental granting agencies and other extramural funding sources.
  • Increase the number of faculty who are principal investigators on at least one externally funded research project.
  • Increase grant submissions and faculty publications.
  • Support PhD students' efforts to publish in refereed journals.
  • Increase graduate student participation in research.
  • Increase faculty-student collaboration in the conduct of studies and in the publication of research findings.
  • Increase multidisciplinary dialogue and opportunities for collaborative research.

Center faculty

  • Interim director: Mario Ortiz, dean and professor, Decker school of Nursing
  • A group of faculty fellows consisting of professors from the Decker School of Nursing as well as from other schools in the University also participate in collaborative research projects at the Kresge Center.

Visiting nurse scholar program

World-renowned nurse theorist Rosemarie Rizzo Parse is serving as the first visiting scholar for the Kresge Center for Nursing Research. She has made outstanding contributions to nursing over the past four decades through her progressive leadership in nursing theory, research, education and practice. Parse will work within the Kresge Center to assist with faculty publications, development of scholarly research teams and holding open forums about nursing research. 

Planned activities