Center for Nursing Research and Education

Nursing at Mount Sinai has been long driven by research. To further promote research and advance nursing education as a foundation for excellence in patient care delivery, the Department of Nursing and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai collaborated to establish the Center for Nursing Research and Education (CNRE).

One of the only nursing centers in the country to be established within a medical school, CNRE formalizes an already strong relationship between Mount Sinai nurses and physicians. The Center facilitates multidisciplinary translational research programs that emphasize patient care and strengthen the profession of nursing through education, innovation, and the application of research into everyday nursing practice. Having nurses actively involved in translational research may expedite bench-to-bedside discoveries that could improve patient care.

The goal is to integrate the results of CNRE research into Mount Sinai nursing education, informing the innovations and best practices of clinical care. In this way, the quality of nursing and patient care outcomes at Mount Sinai – and at hospitals within the U.S. and globally – is enhanced significantly.

To fulfill its visionary agenda, the CNRE supports an evolving archive of best nursing and health care practices in five targeted areas:

  • Cancer
  • Information Technology
  • Pain and Palliative Care
  • Resiliency
  • Work Environment

Inquiry and science are fundamental to raising the bar in nursing practice, improving the patient experience, and enhancing patient outcomes. The Center will provide our nurses with an academic framework designed to help them advance their research interests. As important, within the Center, they can serve as integral members of translational research teams, bringing patient-oriented issues to the table and facilitating the rapid translation of results back into clinical practice.

The unique bond between The Mount Sinai Hospital and Icahn School of Medicine enables our faculty and staff to participate in both the discovery and delivery of the most advanced medical care. The Center for Nursing Research and Education reflects the close collaboration of our nurses and physicians in innovative research and superior patient care.


Nursing Award

The Mount Sinai Hospital earned Magnet status in 2004 and again in 2009, ranking it among the nation's elite 6% for having received this gold standard of nursing excellence twice in succession.  Learn More