The UNMC College of Nursing is committed to increasing its research initiative and the Niedfelt Nursing Research Center (NNRC) provides extensive support for faculty and student research efforts toward that initiative. The NNRC was established in 1969 as the Nursing Research Center and was one of the first non-federally supported nursing research centers in the nation. In 1988 it was formally renamed the NNRC to honor Florence Niedfelt’s memory and significant donation to the College of Nursing. Mrs. Niedfelt stipulated that a portion of the bequest was to go towards furthering the education of nursing students.
The NNRC team actively supports the college’s objective to increase national prominence as a research health sciences center. This is accomplished by pursuing four objectives:
- Facilitate research activities and development;
- Promote collaboration and mentoring;
- Enhance research resources and facilities;
- Liaison with UNMC research offices.
The NNRC is located in the state of the art Center for Nursing Science building and provides resources to students and faculty on measurement, research methods, and statistics during grant preparation. The NNRC assists in planning and developing grants and grant budgets. Grant Support also includes both formative and summative mock reviews of applications, administrative support and study design support from the college and UNMC’s Center for Collaboration on Research, Design, and Analysis (CCORDA) in the College of Public Health.