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NINR Announces Key Themes to Implement Strategic Plan

August 15, 2013

In 2011, NINR launched its current Strategic Plan to focus and further define NINR’s scientific agenda.

The Strategic Plan describes five main focus areas:

  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Advancing the Quality of Life: Symptom Management and Self-Management
  • End-of-Life and Palliative Care
  • Innovation, and
  • Developing Nurse Scientists

From these focus areas, four major themes have evolved over the last year to help operationalize and implement the Strategic Plan. They include:

  • Symptom Science:  Improving Quality of Life for Individuals with Chronic Illness
  • Wellness:  Preventing Illness and Promoting Health
  • Self-Management:  Promoting Personalized Health Strategies, and
  • The Science of Compassion:  Enhancing End-of-Life and Palliative Care
  • The Themes are complemented by two foundational concepts that are vital to the advancement of nursing science and health care and that cut across the Institute’s research portfolio:
  • Promoting Innovation:  Technology to Improve Health, and
  • 21st Century Nurse Scientists:  Innovative Strategies for Research Careers

In implementing research programs that focus on the four main themes above, NINR will also emphasize these two areas in each of its research programs and activities.

Together the Themes and Cross-Cutting Areas form a foundation in implementing the NINR Strategic Plan and guiding growth and development of nursing science. For more information, please visit:

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