Mayo Clinic supports the conduct of nursing research. Mayo Clinic has doctorate-prepared nurses that lead and partner in original research studies that address unmet patient needs to advance patient care. Nurses at Mayo Clinic, regardless of educational level or position, are encouraged to engage in research through unit-based clinical trials and interactions with investigators.

In 2021 Linda L. Chlan, Ph.D., R.N., Mayo Clinic associate dean for nursing research, was inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed by the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She is one of many researchers at Mayo Clinic whose work has achieved significant and sustained national or international recognition and has advanced science to improve human health and well-being.

Research studies by Mayo Clinic nurses include:

  • Testing the efficacy of self-management of sedative therapy for anxiety among critically ill patients receiving mechanical ventilatory support
  • Assessing sources of discomfort among patients during stays in the intensive care unit
  • Developing interventions to improve the well-being of people with life-limiting illnesses
  • Developing interventions for family caregivers to manage stress
  • Developing interventions to manage chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy
  • Developing interventions to improve brain health in older adults admitted to the intensive care unit
  • Investigating the contribution of the microbiome to symptoms associated with chemotherapy in people diagnosed with cancer

Learn more about nursing research at Mayo Clinic.