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Royal College of Nursing Research Institute


A strategic alliance for research between the Royal College of Nursing and the University of Warwick.

What challenges does our research seek to address?

We focus on understanding and improving care through high quality research relevant to nursing

Who we are?

The Royal College of Nursing Research Institute (RCN RI) is a strategic alliance between the Royal College of Nursing and the University of Warwick. It is a University Research Centre.

What are we doing?

We have four inter-related research themes:

Kateseers

Kate Seers
Professor of Health Research
Director, Royal College of Nursing Research Institute
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.