Research that advances nursing education and practice

The Indiana University School of Nursing has a proud tradition of conducting research that makes an impact on nursing professionals and students as well as patients and their families. Our faculty members are innovative investigators who explore the most pressing issues affecting the nursing profession today.

On the Bloomington campus, there is a strong emphasis on research that focuses on nursing education.

Meet the researchers

Amy Hagedorn Wonder

Associate Professor Amy Hagedorn Wonder


Amy Hagedorn Wonder’s research aims to help bridge the divide between nursing education and practice. Her focus is on developing tools to promote evidence-based practice (EBP) knowledge. Wonder and her research partner, Darrell Spurlock Jr. of Widener University, received the National Nursing League’s 2016 Nancy Langston Research Award, which is funding a large national study of evidence-based practice (EBP) knowledge across levels in nursing education.

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Professor Deanna Reising


Dr. Reising’s research focuses on educational and patient outcomes of interprofessional education and practice. She is an ANCC Magnet appraiser, and is a clinical nurse specialist and Magnet Program Co-Director at IU Health Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington, Indiana, and the Magnet program coordinator for the Indiana University Health system. Dr. Reising is a fellow in the National League for Nursing Academy for Nursing Education, and a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow in the National Academies of Practice. A Macy Faculty Scholar since 2014, she is part of a collaboration between the Indiana University School of Nursing and Indiana University Health in Bloomington, using interprofessional student navigation teams to impact patients at high risk for readmission in transitional care.

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Research support and resources

Faculty members in the School of Nursing have the freedom to explore their research interests and the support and resources to be successful. The school’s Office of Research Support assists investigators through every stage of the research process, providing help with everything from proposal development and submission to project management to publishing.

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Nurturing future nurse-researchers

The School of Nursing is committed to providing opportunities for the next generation of nurse-researchers to get a head start on exploring their research interests. Students who participate in the school’s undergraduate honors program work side by side with faculty mentors who guide them through the process of developing a proposal for a research study, conducting the study, and writing an honors thesis or an article for a scholarly publication.

Learn about undergraduate research