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Synthesize and critically evaluate the literature of nursing and related fields to identify issues and critical gaps in scientific nursing knowledge.
Make significant original contributions to scientific nursing knowledge through the interdisciplinary and independent conduct of basic and clinical research.
Contribute to the development of scientific methodology for nursing research congruent with the broad concerns of the discipline (physiological, biobehavioral, spiritual, and psychosocial).
Complete research and direct application of findings in an environment characterized by commitment to high standards of ethical conduct, including, truth, honesty, freedom of inquiry and intellectual autonomy.
Display readiness for post-doctoral study and early research program development through recognition of high achievement in research and scholarship.
Develop and assume roles that facilitate discovery, application, and integration of new nursing knowledge.