Focus Areas

The Mayo Clinic Nursing Research Division is focused on the following areas of interest:

  • Translation of research evidence. Applying findings to practice to provide the highest quality patient outcomes and to transform nursing practice.
  • Symptom science. Developing and testing interventions to alleviate distressful and burdensome symptoms. Populations of focus include critically ill patients receiving mechanical ventilatory support and people with atrial fibrillation.
  • Workplace violence. Examining factors associated with events of workplace violence in the inpatient medical setting.
  • Palliative care. Conducting research centered on psychosocial interventions to promote quality of life, determine goals for care as part of advance care planning and improve transitions of palliative care across settings.
  • Clinical judgment and decision-making. Investigating how nurses and other health care professionals identify patient care priorities and developing a plan of care for nurses to use this information to predict and prevent complications.
  • Advance care planning. Evaluating nurse-led advance care planning in the primary care setting when patients are transitioning from hospitalization.
  • Discharge planning. Identifying and developing standardized discharge planning processes, clinical and administrative outcomes, and systematic approaches to account for factors that influence outcomes.
  • Atrial fibrillation. Examining psychological and behavioral responses of people living with atrial fibrillation, including developing and testing interventions to promote early detection.