Centre for Applied Nursing Research

The Centre for Applied Nursing Research (CANR) was established in 1991 as a joint venture between the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University and the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD). CANR is accessible to all employees of SWSLHD and Western and aims to promote research and professional development within the two communities.

CANR purpose is to undertake research, and to facilitate and support collaborations between nurses and nurse academics that will generate research relevant to the clinical, health promotion and health education role of nurses, and provides a basis for evidence based practice within this context, CANR conducts research in:

  • Patient Safety and Quality
  • Oral Health
  • Multiculural Health and Health Literacy
  • Chronic and Complex Care
  • Education and Workforce


Group Leader:
Professor Deborah Parker
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