Our Research

We’re investigating the impacts of post-traumatic stress disorder, examining cancer risks and exploring how clinical simulation might be used to better educate nurses.

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We’re pioneers in every sense of the word.

Research conducted at the TWU College of Nursing creates new knowledge every day to transform health care and the way it is delivered to patients in our society.

Our research is the cornerstone of our efforts to advance the College of Nursing as a nationally-ranking program in federal funding. We’re pioneering new frontiers in the field and sharing our findings with colleagues around the world.

Areas of Research

Women’s Health

Faculty research in women’s health includes focus areas of pregnancy and childbirth, labor support, violence against women, osteoporosis, labor support, relational boundaries in mothers and babies, breastfeeding, premenstrual syndrome and menopause.

Health Systems Management

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Faculty research in health systems and quality patient outcomes includes focus areas of

nurse staffing, nurse satisfaction, health policy, global health, history of nursing, weekend hospital risk and the quality of birth and death certificate data.

Strategies for Educating Nurses

Faculty research in strategies for educating nurses tackles student retention, HESI exam predictive validity, educational simulations, web-based learning, computerized testing, effective mentoring, length of clinical rotations and international student exchange.

Research Funding

The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs helps faculty identify funding sources (both internal and external), submit proposals, manage grant finances and comply with grant requirements.

In FY 2015, the College of Nursing received nearly $4.5 million in research funding from sources that included;

  • U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs