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The future of health care starts here.

CNPD Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, and Social Work faculty and students are actively involved in interdisciplinary research and training projects.

Inside CNPD Research

Research Office
About the UND CNPD Research Office

Dedicated to supporting the research agenda of the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines.

Current Research & Projects
Current Research & Projects

CNPD faculty and students are actively involved in interdisciplinary research and training projects.

Publications & Presentations
Publications & Presentations

Our many faculty publications, papers, and presentations reflect broad expertise and interest in nursing, nutrition & dietetics, and social work.


Pre and Post Award Support
Pre and Post Award Support

The CNPD Research Office is available to support faculty with research, scholarship, and funded programs. 

Seed Grant Proposals
Internal Faculty Funding Opportunities

The CNPD Research Office has funds available to jump-start scholarly activities for faculty.

Research Assistant Request
Research Assistant Request

CNPD graduate research assistants are available to help with faculty research projects.


Northern Plains Center for Behavioral Research
Northern Plains Center for Behavioral Research

Located adjacent to the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines., this space houses research and research training spaces.

Recruitment & Retention of American Indians into Nursing (RAIN)
Recruitment & Retention of American Indians into Nursing

The RAIN program provides academic support and assistance to American Indian students seeking a nursing degree - pre-nursing through doctorate.

Children & Family Services Training Center
Children & Family Services Training Center

Serves as the primary training agency for child welfare services in North Dakota.

Student Resources 

Our students are active and involved with research. 

Research & Scholarship DayResearch & Scholarship Day

CNPD students are encouraged to participate in a day of celebrating research, collaboration, scholarship, and creative activities.

U-RISE ProgramU-RISE Program

The U-RISE Program is an undergraduate, NIH-funded Honors research training fellowship program. 

Student Research Travel FundingStudent Research Travel Funding

The Research and Scholarship Committee encourages dissemination of research by providing financial support to scholars invited to present research and scholarship. 

UND Division of Research & Economic DevelopmentUND Division of Research & Economic Development

The hallmark of a major research university is its ability to link students and faculty across all disciplines toward the creation of new ideas and the generation of new technologies.

Faculty Research News

Health, wellness take spotlight at CNPD Research & Scholarship Day
by Walter Criswell for UND Today   Presentations and awards highlight College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines’ annual research showcase More than 80 students presented at the annual event representing multiple disciplines across the college. Photo by Walter Criswell/UND Today. The College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines recently hosted its annual Research & Scholarship Day in the Memorial […]
CNPD Research News: May 2024
The CNPD is listing publications & presentations for 2023-2024 on our website. This submission form is available to make submissions for publications, presentations, social media, and other media items. CNPD Community News CNPD Research and Scholarship Day Thank you to everyone who participated or attended! You were part of making the day a success! All […]
Spotlight on Excellence: Awards announced during CNPD Research & Scholarship Day
The College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines hosted its annual CNPD Research & Scholarship Day on May 1st, 2024. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty from the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines presented their research, at any stage, and other scholarly activities in the areas of Social Work, Nursing, and Nutrition & Dietetics. Faculty […]
What you eat could alter your unborn children and grandchildren’s genes and health outcomes
When you pass up a bag of chips, ‘keep in mind: It’s not just for you, but for the generations to come,’ UND’s Nathaniel Johnson and others write in The Conversation Image via Flickr by Andrew Seaman. Editor’s note: On April 23, The Conversation published an article that was co-written by Nathaniel Johnson, assistant professor of nutrition and dietetics at UND. […]
How nursing research informs nursing practice
April 23, 2024 by Walter Criswell for UND TODAY Research can help improve patients’ outcomes as well as nurses’ professional lives, National Institute of Nursing Research director says at UND Shannon Zenk, director of the National Institute of Nursing Research, sat down for a freside chat with College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines dean Maridee Shogren […]