Mission Statement

To attain health equity through research, education, and service by partnering with Indigenous peoples, communities, organizations, and supporters globally.

Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity Description

The INRHE Center is a subunit of the FSU College of Nursing and will work in collaboration with local, state, national and international Indigenous peoples, communities, and organizations. The INRHE Center is a unique research center with six core resources available to FSU investigators and graduate students: (1) Administrative Core; (2) Intervention Core; (3) Methods Core; (4) Epidemiology and Clinical Core; (5) Community Outreach and Translation Core; and (6) Information Technology and Media Core. Activities across the cores include: mentoring and research training for interprofessional groups of students and junior faculty; hosting an annual research summit; and providing workshops and seminars to develop culturally-competent nurses and other health professionals serving Indigenous peoples and communities.

The INRHE Center will offer bimonthly seminars, biannual workshops and an annual summit to develop cultural competency in researchers and health professionals working with indigenous communities in Florida, across the nation, and worldwide.

Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity Goals

As the first Indigenous nurse led research center worldwide, the overall goal of the Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity (INRHE) Center is to partner with Indigenous peoples, communities, and organizations, nationally and internationally, to attain health equity.  The Center’s specific goals are:

  1. Develop relationships between Indigenous nurses, other health professionals, and transdisciplinary researchers and scholars.
  2. Develop partnerships with Indigenous peoples, communities, organizations, and stakeholders worldwide.
  3. Develop innovative conceptual methodological approaches to engage Indigenous peoples and communities.
  4. Design and evaluate contextually tailored and culturally relevant health equity interventions.