NIH rankings 2024
February 22, 2024

College of Nursing soars into nation’s top 10 overall for NIH grant funding

College ranks 6th among public institutions

For the first time in its history, The Ohio State University College of Nursing vaulted into the nation’s top 10 colleges of nursing in funding support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR), an independent nonprofit organization, compiled research funding amounts for colleges of nursing throughout the United States. Ohio State ranks #10 overall and #6 among public institutions with $7.8 million in NIH grant support. This recognition highlights the college's growing reputation and firm commitment to advancing healthcare research and nursing science. 

"This outstanding achievement is only possible because of the tireless dedication, innovation and impact of our nurse scientists and their student protégés,” said Karen Rose, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN, dean and professor of the College of Nursing. “I often say that if Ohio State can’t change and shape the future of healthcare, I don’t know who can. We are so proud of our Buckeye nurses and researchers who answer their calling to care every day." 

Since 2006, BRIMR has published rankings of institutions, departments and investigators based on the funding they receive from NIH, specifically recognizing institutions that secure this funding to support research initiatives that drive scientific discovery and advance healthcare delivery and quality.

“I could not be more grateful to work with such passionate, collaborative, forward-thinking individuals who are dedicated to identifying pathways to advance knowledge and improve lives,” said Susie Breitenstein, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and senior associate dean for research and innovation at the College of Nursing. “This milestone is not an endpoint, but rather continued motivation for us to pursue academic and research excellence that identifies healthcare solutions that will benefit humanity.”


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