Nursing Research


To create opportunities for collaborative research among faculty from the School of Nursing (SON) and the Medical Center practice partners that meets the UMNursing partners' strategic goals.


  • To sustain a research agenda consistent with UMNursing strategic priorities.
  • To achieve a sustained funding strategy for the research agenda.

UMNursing Funded Research:

Since formation of the UMN partnership, 7 pilot studies have been DRIF funded. Of these, 4 studies led to 5 federal research grants (Table 1). As part of the funding requirements, proposals must include a UMMC nurse and a SON faculty who serve as Co-Principal investigators.

Erika Friedmann, PhD (Associate Dean for Research, University of Maryland School of Nursing)

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Jenni Day, PhD, RN (Director of Nursing Research, University of Maryland Medical Center)

Jenni Day, PhD, RN was previously the Nurse Scientist at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, with appointments as a Consulting Associate at Duke University School of Nursing and Adjunct Faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Dr. Day served as a member of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Institutional Review Board.  Prior to coming to Baltimore, she was a clinical nurse in the Medicine Intensive Care Unit at University of North Carolina Health Care in Chapel Hill, NC. 

 As Nurse Scientist, Dr. Day mentored clinical nurses in both evidence-based practice and nursing research.  Her research focus is on older adults and family caregivers; her work on compassion fatigue has received NIH funding. 

Dr. Day has presented and published on these topics, and engaged clinical nurses in nursing research and PhD and DNP-prepared nurses partnering for improved patient outcomes.  She has been the Principal Investigator on several nursing-led studies, including the site PI for the Magnet-sponsored, multisite research study. 

Dr. Day received her Bachelors of Arts from the University of Virginia, Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University, and Doctor of Philosophy from Duke University.

  • Activities

    Activities for Nursing Research within UMNursing.