Nursing Research

At Northeastern School of Nursing, we apply Boyer’s model of scholarship as a conceptual anchor to define and describe scholarly contributions of our faculty and students. We recognize the following areas of scholarship as complementary:

Discovery (Knowledge creation)

  • Primary empirical research
  • Historical research
  • Theory development
  • Methodological studies


  • Development of innovative teaching/evaluation methods
  • Program development

Practice (Application)

  • Development of clinical knowledge
  • Evaluating systems of care
  • Development of innovative healthcare delivery models


  • Translational research
  • Dissemination and Implementation science

Faculty Cameos

Select cameos highlighting faculty scholarly achievements in both research and practice

Rachel Jones

Ann Polcari

Lichuan Ye


The School of Nursing at the Bouvé College of Health Sciences has received a five-year, $1.5 mil­lion grant from the National Insti­tutes of Health to estab­lish a new center designed to advance nursing sci­en­tists’ research and effec­tive tech­nology inter­ven­tions for improving self-care and self-management for America’s older adults.

The grant, from the NIH’s National Insti­tute of Nursing Research, pro­vides the sup­port to launch the North­eastern Center for Tech­nology in Sup­port of Self Man­age­ment and Health, also known as NUCare, at the School of Nursing. The center is also closely aligned with the Col­lege of Com­puter and Infor­ma­tion Sci­ence.

Faculty Resources

Research Page Asian Family Skype