NINR Mission Statement

The mission of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) is to promote and improve the health of individuals, families, and communities. The Institute supports and conducts clinical and basic research and research training on health and illness across the lifespan to build the scientific foundation for clinical practice, prevent disease and disability, manage and eliminate symptoms caused by illness, and improve palliative and end-of-life care.

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NINR Strategic Plan

NINR’s Strategic Plan seeks to harness the strengths of nursing science to power an ambitious research agenda that will meet current and future health care needs and anticipate future health challenges and priorities. The Plan is intended to not only serve as a guide for NINR research and training activities over the coming years, but also to provide a vision for nursing science for the next quarter century. Read the NINR Strategic Plan: Bringing Science to Life (complete PDF version, 2.8 MB).

Implementing NINR's Strategic Plan: Key Themes

Building on the Strategic Plan, past scientific accomplishments, and current research, four key themes have evolved. The themes are the next logical steps to further specify the general topics identified in the Strategic Plan and will guide the future growth of NINR-supported science.


Posted Date: November 13, 2011Updated Date: March 28, 2013