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Message from Dr. Linda S. Weglicki,
Professor, Associate Dean for Nursing Research and Scholarship

It is my pleasure and honor to serve as the Associate Dean of Research and Scholarship and the Schmidt Family Foundation Distinguished Professor at The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing.  I am pleased to welcome you to the Office of Nursing Research, Scholarship, and the PhD program.  This is an exciting time for nursing, nursing research and science.  The Office of Research and Scholarship is committed to strengthening the College‚Äôs research services, environment, and enhancing its productivity. Florida Atlantic University (FAU) nurse researchers, supported by grants from federal and private foundations, are addressing some of the most challenging issues facing the caring and health care needs of our community, society, and in nursing practice. Our Office supports the College of Nursing (CON)  philosophy of caring that guides our mission with intent of building nursing knowledge in caring and that helps contribute in building the next generation of nurse researchers and scholars. The Office supports innovative research and scholarship conducted by our Faculty, Students, and Staff that enhances the field of nursing and that improves quality of life. We provide methodological and clinical research consultation.  The Office is a repository for information on internal and external funding sources/resources, including funding opportunity announcements, guidelines, and forms. Florida Atlantic University is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as a High Research Activity Institution; our Office works closely with the FAU Division of Research and Office of Sponsored Programs in preparation for grant application submissions (pre award) and in post award grant administration.  We look forward to working with you and assisting you in your research and scholarly journey.  Please contact us early and often when developing your research and scholarly activities.    

Goals of the Office are to:

  • Foster interest, energy and passion in research
  • Expedite preparation and submission of high quality grant proposals
  • Support the creation/submission of quality manuscripts and presentations on nursing research
  • Stimulate the development of a community of scholars/researchers
  • Through dissemination, increase the knowledge base of nursing
  • Establish a repository of research resources
  • Enhance research skills and productivity through multidisciplinary teams

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