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Welcome from Associate Dean for Research

portrait of Jane Nelson BolinIt is my pleasure to welcome you to the Texas A&M School of Nursing Office of Research. For more than 10 years, the School of Nursing has delivered exceptional education and training at the undergraduate and graduate level in order to expand the nursing workforce, particularly in rural and underserved areas. Integrating research into teaching and practice and training the next generation of providers and researchers is key to the mission of the School of Nursing. Moreover, with more than 3 million nurses in the work force, nursing research is vital to improving health care for everyone.

The School of Nursing is home to a dynamic and diverse group of dedicated nursing faculty researchers focusing on a range of health care related issues. Key areas of research include forensic nursing and the role of the sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE), examining domestic and intimate partner violence across population groups, protective factors and pregnancy outcomes, glucose metabolism and menopause, and colorectal, breast, and cervical cancer prevention and screening. Across many studies, there is a particular emphasis on research focused on health disparities among rural and underserved populations. In addition to faculty expertise, the school has a state-of-the-art simulation center, as well as clinical practice sites across the state, including in South Texas.

In my role as associate dean for research and as an experienced researcher in the areas of chronic disease, health law, rural health, and health policy, I am pleased to support and promote the School of Nursing in expanding its research endeavors through interdisciplinary research, creative partnerships, and innovative collaborations. If you would like to discuss potential research opportunities with the School of Nursing, please contact our office.

Jane N. Bolin, PhD, JD, BSN
Associate Dean for Research