The United States National Institute Of Nursing Research

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Nursing research can be defined as the knowledge that is developed and built on the foundation of scientific inquiries of clinical practices (Grove and Burns, 2013). As part of the United States National Institute of Health (NIH), the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) was established to promote wellness and to prevent diseases, to improve the overall quality of life across populations, to eliminate disparities, and finally to set the directions for end-of-life, palliative research. This essay will explore the history of the NINR in terms of its location, dates of operation, overall purpose, mission, and Strategic Goals. The essay will then outline the NINR 's current initiatives, describe the organization 's priorities in terms of funding. Training opportunities available through the organization will also be described. Finally, the experience attained by group members through doing the assignment will be explored and summarized. Located on the main campus of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, the NINR was formerly called the National Center for Nursing Research (NCNR) after first being established in 1986. However, the NINR was finally established in June 14, 1993 after a series of legislative endeavors. The NINR both supports and funds the ongoing development of evidence based research. The organization also provides extensive training in order to implement research competence. The research focus of NINR encompasses several main areas including health
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