Mayo Clinic nurse scientists engage in clinical research to improve the health of patients and their caregivers across the life span and to generate knowledge that supports processes to deliver optimal health care.

Nurse scientists engage with Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists from a variety of disciplines as well as with researchers external to Mayo Clinic to generate knowledge across the continuum of care. Mayo Clinic nurse scientists secure intramural and extramural funding to support their research. They actively disseminate their findings through publications and presentations.


Nurse scientists advance Mayo Clinic's mission of inspiring hope and promoting health through integrated clinical practice, education and research. To fulfill this mission, Mayo's nurse researchers aim to address unmet patient needs and improve the quality of the patient experience.

Mayo Clinic nursing research aims to transform nursing practice and advance innovation to meet the needs of patients and their family members and caregivers across the life span and across care settings.