The 2014-2018 Strategic Map for MCN specifically focuses on Advancing Research and Scholarship Impact (Goal 2). The college is committed to improving health globally and locally through research and scholarship in our community and around the world.
Faculty and students conduct programs and research in local school districts, with colleagues around the Midwest and internationally. Recent projects include a study of adolescent oral health behaviors in central Illinois, measurement of proper gastrointestinal drainage tube placement in Brazil, and the effect of medication aids on patient outcomes in long-term care.
The college also supports initiatives to improve nursing practice and education. Most recently the BroMenn Endowed Professor, Dr. Wendy Woith is working with staff nurses to facilitate evidence-based practice at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center. Dr. MyoungJin Kim is studying the best practices for teaching statistics to nursing students.