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Assistant Professor Elliot Tebbe, PhD, LP

Elliot Tebbe, PhD, LP, discusses his research in mental health and well-being in LGBTQ+ populations.

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Nursing Research

A Tradition of Translational Research

We believe that nursing is a powerful instrument for improving the human condition. Researchers at the UW–Madison School of Nursing investigate, innovate, collaborate across disciplinary boundaries, and translate research into effective solutions. Nursing practice in all forms and the health needs of communities inform our research, connecting research back to improving both the prevention of illness and injury and the delivery of care. The integration of research and practice fosters the discovery of knowledge and the development of tools and strategies to improve care across settings, including schools, acute care, and long-term care.

The Wisconsin Idea

Guided by the Wisconsin Idea and through partnerships across the state, the nation, and the globe, our research is relevant and responsive to real world problems.

Promoting Health Equity

The School is committed to promoting equity and reducing health disparities. We conduct, support and promote equity-based research that explicitly addresses disparities in access, quality, and outcomes.  We engage participants and partners from diverse communities across the state and the nation, particularly those most affected by issues of health equity.

We research new and better ways to deliver health care, improve health, and achieve positive outcomes.

Linda D. Scott, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FAAN, Dean and Professor, UW–Madison School of Nursing

Research Funding

Funded research projects 2022-2023

5-year average annual research funding received

New proposals submitted for funding 2022-2023

“If we can have a better understanding of the real symptom experiences [of young cancer patients], then we can provide families what they need to know to make decisions about treatment.”

Kitty Montgomery, PhD, RN, PCNS-BC, CPHON, Assistant Professor, UW–Madison School of Nursing

News & Recognition

Grants & Recognition

Research & Researchers

"Here at the UW–Madison School of Nursing, we have an amazing spirit of collaboration … It's an intellectual warehouse that you can tap into at any point."

Tonya Roberts, PhD, RN, Associate Professor and Karen Frick Pridham Professor in Family-Centered Care

Nursing Research and Sponsored Programs

The Nursing Research and Sponsored Programs (NRSP) office offers a full range of research administration services for the School of Nursing’s faculty, staff, and students. These services span the complete grant lifecycle, from finding funding sources to preparing proposals and budgets, to managing and closing out awards.

NRSP has staff that specialize in pre-award and post-award functions, as well as research compliance matters. NRSP works closely with investigators and their research teams to develop high quality proposals and manage awards in accordance with complex sponsor requirements.

Staff also serves as a liaison between the School of Nursing and other key units within UW–Madison such as the central Research and Sponsored Programs office (RSP), Institutional Review Boards (IRB), and the Office for the Vice Chancellor of Graduate Research and Education (OVCRGE).

NRSP houses two important research support units within the School on Nursing:

  • Research Design and Statistics Unit (RDSU)
  • Wisconsin Network for Research Support (WINRS).

Taken together, these resources provide a full spectrum of services designed to support the SoN research community and advance nursing science.

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