"Bringing Science to Life" - NINR Strategic Plan

Intended for researchers, clinicians, stakeholders, and the general public, the new strategic plan outlines the role that NINR-supported science can play in addressing the nation’s most pressing health and health care challenges, and details the Institute’s strategic priorities for the conduct and support of scientific research over the next five years and beyond. Publication of our new strategic plan coincides with the culmination of NINR's 25th anniversary year, and marks another important milestone in the evolution of nursing research at NIH and a quarter-century of advancing nursing science.


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NINR's History Book

NINR is pleased to announce the publication of our first history book in commemoration of the Institute's 25 years at NIH.

The book explores the origins of NINR, the launching of nursing science at NIH, NINR’s advancement from a Center to an Institute, and how nursing science has progressed in the past quarter century.


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Palliative Care: The Relief You Need When You're Experiencing the Symptoms of Serious Illness
(2.2 MB, PDF)

A guide to palliative care: a comprehensive treatment of the discomfort, symptoms and stress of serious illness.




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Cuidados Paliativos: El alivio que necesita cuando tiene síntomas de una enfermedad grave
(9.3 MB, PDF)

Now available in Spanish!
NINR’s palliative care brochure, available in English or Spanish, is copyright-free and may be downloaded and reproduced without charge.

Printer files are available on request for organizations that wish to reprint a co-branded version of either brochure. You are welcome to use the material in part or in whole, but may not make any changes or alterations other than adding your organization’s brand/logo.

NINR provides up to 25 complementary print copies of each brochure per requester. To order print copies, please send an email specifying the quantity and language you prefer and your mailing address to info@ninr.nih.gov or call 301-496-0207.

To learn more about why NINR developed the palliative care brochure and created a Spanish-language version for the Hispanic community, visit http://www.ninr.nih.gov/NewsAndInformation/NINRPublications/Palliative+Care+Brochure.

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Research Training Grants and Opportunities
(530 KB, PDF)

An overview of NINR research opportunities, outside and inside of NIH, for students and experienced scientists.




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Summer Genetics Institute at the NIH
(1.07 MB, PDF)

The Summer Genetics Institute (SGI) is a one-month intensive research training program at the NIH. The SGI provides a foundation in molecular genetics for use in research and clinical practice.



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Graduate Partnerships Program for Graduate Nursing Students
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The NINR Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP) in Biobehavioral Research offers up to five years of support for nursing students who are interested in entering or currently enrolled in a PhD program.



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Changing Practice, Changing Lives: 10 Landmark Nursing Research Studies
(1.38 MB, PDF)

Shows the broad impact of 10 critical NINR-supported nursing research studies on topics including transitional care, diabetes, high blood pressure and pain.



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Subtle and Dangerous: Symptoms of Heart Disease in Women
(520 KB, PDF)

Explores the investigations of NINR-supported scientists into gender-related factors associated with heart disease risk assessment, heart attack symptoms, management, and recovery, and the affects of related cardiovascular conditions. This research has shed new light on differences in how men and women experience and respond to heart and other cardiovascular diseases.



The FOCUS series

These one-sheet (front and back) information sheets provide current research findings sorted by topics:

NINR Overview
Focus on NINR and the NIH Roadmap
Focus on Research Training for Nursing Students and Faculty
Aging and Long Term Care
Biobehavioral Science and HIV/AIDS
End of Life
Hispanic Health
La Salud de los Hispanos
Women's Health

NIH Fact Sheets

These Fact Sheets contain information about research areas closely related to the NINR misison, and are designed to help the public learn about how NIH is making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives.

Fact Sheet: End-of-life

Fact Sheet: Self-management

Fact Sheet: Pain Management 
Fact Sheet: Specialized Community Interventions

The complete list of NIH Fact Sheets, covering a wide range of health topics and information on NIH programs, is available at:

Making a Difference

The research stories in the Making a Difference series give a few examples of projects by NINR-supported scientists that demonstrate how nursing research is working to improve the health of the nation’s populace and better the care of the sick and injured in many areas of concern across the lifespan.

Making a Difference: Part One - Created in 1998, this includes vignettes of the evolution of 12 studies.
Making a Difference: Part Two - Completed in 2003 with 16 vignettes of programs of research which have made a difference in practice.

NINR Research Summaries

These archived research summaries were provided by the Division of Science Policy and Public Liaison from 2000 - 2009. They offer a brief overview of some of the published research from NINR-supported scientists across the country.

Link to Monthly Nursing Research Summaries
**This link is provided courtesy of Medscape-Nursing - a one time free registration is required.