Nursing research has an influence on current and future professional nursing practice, thus rendering it an essential component of the educational process. Well-conducted research is vital for success of global health. As a nursing department, we are focusing on current health problems, improvement of nursing care delivery for good patient outcome, quality improvement in nursing and nursing education. At the KIU, BSc Nursing students undertake group projects in their final year under the supervision of qualified visiting lecturers and internal lectures. Currently around 60 research projects involving around 80 undergraduate research projects have been completed. Further academics of the department are also engaged in several research projects with collaboration both locally and globally (AHEAD research project) (Global RECHARGE, <https://www.globalrecharge.org.uk/news>).
KIU nursing department, is committed to become the leader in nursing research and establishing a research culture and evidence based practice among the nursing profession in Sri Lanka. As current trends in nursing research, KIU dept of nursing are conducting research on preventive health care, adult, geriatric, paediatric nursing care , mental health and reproductive including women’s health care. Much effort is made to disseminate research findings through national and international conferences and peer reviewed journals.