About the Center for Nursing Research


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The Center for Nursing Research (CNR) at Kent State University is dedicated to supporting faculty and students to advance the science of nursing and health care research and engage in collaborative research locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Led by the Associate Dean for Research at the College of Nursing with assistance from the Senior Grants Administrator, the CNR provides infrastructure support for all phases of research, project leadership, and research mentoring to faculty and students pursuing research and other scholarly endeavors.

Established in 1991, the center has secured millions of dollars from such organizations as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and numerous corporate sponsors and private sources.

Mission, Vision, & Goals


To stimulate faculty interest, productivity, and stature by expanding research, engaging in research internationally, ensuring student success, and developing and recognizing people.


  • Expand research
  • Engage in research internationally
  • Engage students in research and scholarly activities
  • Provide visibility for success