NINR’s Grady Discusses Nursing Science at UW
Dr. Patricia Grady, director of the National Institute of Nursing Research, recently spoke to nursing students, faculty and staff at the University of Washington School of Nursing.
Her talk focused on the state of nursing science and current trends and opportunities within the field, as well as NINR’s vision for the future of nursing science.
She emphasized the training NINR offers including the Summer Genetics Institute, Symptom Methodologies Boot Camp and Graduate Partnerships Program.
In her introduction of Grady, Dean Azita Emami noted the importance of nursing research and promoting the pursuit of Ph.D.s within the nursing community.
“Without Ph.D.-prepared individuals in the future, we are not going to have any nursing education…Without having educators to educate the next generation of nursing, that will be the devastation for the development of our profession and discipline.”
Grady echoed Emami in noting why research is so vital to the field. “I have always felt that we don’t have enough of a research workforce…even at a steady incline we will not have enough of a research workforce to do everything important that needs to be done in any of our lifetimes. We need to keep building.”
Grady ended her talk with a bit of wisdom for the audience: “Research is fun and it’s a way to make an impact that’s going to last a lot longer than any of the rest of us.”
To learn more about NINR training opportunities, visit www.ninr.nih.gov/training/trainingopportunitiesintramural.