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Student Research Opportunities

TCU Nursing offers many opportunities for students to get involved in research. Harris College is able to engage in innovative research because it maintains a very close connection between students and the community.

At the undergraduate level, students participate through the John V. Roach Honors College who explore a topic of their choosing alongside a professor to yield a research product such as a presentation or a paper. Some undergraduate students also volunteer in some of our research labs.

Graduate students can complete a thesis dissertation where they ask a research question that’s in line with their mentor’s line of research, and they’ll work carefully to answer it and contribute to the things that we know about health care.

Student Research

TCU Nursing Research Initiatives & Centers

TCU Nursing boasts numerous cutting-edge research initiatives, each under the guidance of distinguished faculty experts in their respective fields. Dive deeper into just some to gain insights into ongoing projects, the esteemed faculty leading them and opportunities for student participation.

Our Center for Oncology Education & Research aims to facilitate interdisciplinary learning and research on cancer care and survivorship. This involves creating oncology curricula and certifications for nursing students, conducting interdisciplinary research and offering ongoing education for oncology nurses and the public on cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship.

Center for Oncology Education & Research

Rethinking Dementia supports individuals with dementia and their caregivers by amplifying their voices to challenge stigma and drive positive change. With a diverse team spanning research, academia and nursing, Rethinking Dementia provides personalized services pre-diagnosis, aiming to create an inclusive, dementia-friendly society through advocacy and community collaboration.

Rethinking Dementia

Dedicated to a collaborative, interprofessional approach, RxPLORE engages in innovative exploratory research to generate fresh evidence for nature-based health promotion. It translates existing evidence into effective intervention designs to co-create strategies with community members and intersectoral partners, working towards a sustainable vision for holistic well-being.