Our Office of Research and Scholarly Activity supports knowledge development, discovery, and innovation that furthers the science of healthcare and nursing. Our faculty and students are participating in innovative research to eliminate health disparities, enhance care to underserved populations and address national and international healthcare issues. 

We are committed to the next generation of nurse scholars and offer students and new faculty mentored experiences with established researchers in a scholarly interprofessional research environment. As part of this collaboration, Nursing research program includes colleagues from the WVU Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Public Health, as well as WVU Medicine and West Virginia Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. Our research efforts are supported by federal, state, foundation, institutional and industry organizations 

Our Goals

  1. Promote the conduct and dissemination of nursing and transdisciplinary healthcare scholarship
  2. Facilitate internal and external interprofessional research teams and partnerships
  3. Maintain a strong group of nurse scholars
  4. Prepare nurse scientists to assume leadership roles that affect science, practice and policy.
  5. Build robust funding streams

Our Services

At the WVU School of Nursing we take pride in our research. Our primary services offered by the Office of Research and Scholarly Activity are as follows.

The Provision of Grant Support Services

  • Pre award assistance
  • Post award assistance
  • Generation of Reports
  • Pilot funding program
  • Team Facilitation

Editorial Assistance

  • Manuscript editing, poster development, presentation review

Faculty and student development

  • Scholarly interest groups
  • Individual consultation
  • Continuing education/lectures/visiting scholars
  • Think tanks
  • Formal mentoring program
  • Interview preparation
  • Research assistantships
  • Facilitate mock presentations
  • Publication strategy in development of publications, abstracts and research reports
  • Idea conception

Communication and Networking

  • Quarterly newsletters
  • Grant solicitations announcements
  • Collaboration with our communications offices, as well as the Office of University Relations