Illinois State University's strategic plan, Educating Illinois, specifically sets forward the importance of research. The core values of the plan include "Pursuit of Learning and Scholarship" in which "The University contributes new knowledge through research, scholarship, and creative activities..." At Mennonite College of Nursing, we aspire to contribute to the body of knowledge that informs the discipline and profession of nursing. Faculty scholarship including research and evidence-based practice, incorporate the values of the University with those of nursing to promote health outcomes locally and globally.
Scholars at MCN are focused on three areas, Vulnerable Populations/Aging, Quality and Safety, and Nursing Education Science. Most of our graduate faculty have advanced research training and have completed competitive post-doctoral fellowships. These faculty are lighting the way for students and clinicians.
As associate dean for research, I am responsible for developing, sustaining, and supporting the research and scholarship mission of Mennonite College of Nursing. I am proud of the progress in research and scholarship among our faculty, students, and staff. More importantly, I am excited about what we are capable of accomplishing in the future, and I am committed to promoting the values that make our college a strong environment for research and scholarship.
Caroline Mallory, PhD, RN
Associate Dean for Research