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Royal College of Nursing Research Institute

The Royal College of Nursing Research Institute (RCNRI) was formerly the research team at the Royal College of Nursing Institute from 1996-2007. When the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) wished to develop a strategic alliance with another Higher Education Institute to enhance its ability to deliver high quality research, the University of Warwick was successful in its bid to be the RCN’s strategic alliance partner for research. The RCNRI was previously a research centre within the School of Health & Social Studies, but moved to the Health Sciences Division within Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick on 1st February 2013.
Kate Seers, Professor of Health Research,
Director Royal College of Nursing Research Institute

The research of the RCN RI supports the mission of both:
  • The RCN "to represent nurses and nursing, promote excellence in practice and to shape health policies", and;
  • The University of Warwick's Strategy "to deliver world class research" by contributing to the Research Strategy of Warwick Medical School.

Vision - to generate knowledge that makes a difference in nursing, health and social care and is developed through partnership with researchers, health care professionals, patients, carers and the public.

Mission - to undertake high quality research relevant to nursing, health and social care that impacts on practice, education and policy.

Values - we aim to demonstrate collegiality, integrity, fairness and respect within an environment that is both supportive and challenging

Impact - we intend that our research has impact on practice, education and policy, with the aim of improving health and social care.