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UR School of Nursing Jumps to 23rd in Latest NIH Rankings

  By Patrick Broadwater
  Monday, February 14, 2022

The University of Rochester School of Nursing jumped six spots, landing at No. 23 in the annual ranking of research funding received from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The UR School of Nursing has now ranked in the top 25 among all nursing schools five times in the past seven years, according to historical data compiled by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research.

For the fiscal year 2021, the UR School of Nursing received more than $3.1 million in research support from the NIH, its highest single-year total since 2009 when the school ranked seventh in the nation with $4.3 million in NIH funding.

“The University of Rochester School of Nursing has a rich tradition of groundbreaking research that has advanced the science of nursing and made substantial impacts on patient care,” said Dean Kathy Rideout, EdD, PPCNP-BC, FNAP. “Consistently ranking among the best nursing schools in the country for NIH funding is a recognition of the important work being done at our school and a testament to the contributions made across the research enterprise.”

“The jump in the NIH rankings is wonderful, though it only addresses a portion of the research being conducted in the school,” said Associate Dean for Research Sally Norton, PhD, RN, FNAP, FPCN, FAAN. “The growth of our research mission is attributable to a strong commitment to a vibrant research culture within the School of Nursing and made possible through the hard work and cutting-edge science of our terrific faculty, research teams, post-docs, students, and our team in the Harriet J. Kitzman Center for Research Support.”

The NIH is the largest public funding source for biomedical research in the world, investing more than $43 billion annually to enhance health, increase life spans, and reduce illness and disability.

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