FNINR’s VISION is to improve health through expanding support for NINR.

FNINR's MISSION is to strengthen and magnify NINR’s impact in advancing nursing science.

The Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR) is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 1993. Nurse researchers are grounded in clinical nursing practice and focused on the physical, mental, emotional and social needs of patients. They recognize the illness and the presence of health risk factors affecting the overall well-being of individuals.

The health care community faces new challenges and opportunities to improve patient care each year. With the continuing leadership provided by NINR and the support of FNINR, nurse researchers will continue to contribute to the enhanced health and well-being of all Americans, especially in a time when cost-effectiveness and quality of care are equally championed by the public and the Nation’s decision makers.

You can learn about FNINR's journey with their 25-year history brochure.


FNINR is accepting nominations for awards to be presented at the 30th Annual NightinGala on October 4, 2023. 

  • Ada Sue Hinshaw Nurse Scholar Award
  • The President's Award
  • Welch/Woerner Path-Paver Award
  • Faye Glenn Abdellah Leadership Award
  • Protege Award
Learn More and Submit a Nomination

This program is designed to give each and every person who values nursing research the opportunity to become a Friend and support the mission of FNINR. 
By becoming a “Friend of the Friends” you will help advance FNINR’s mission and the mission of science and its role in providing positive outcomes to the health care community.

Become a Friend of the Friends Today