FNINR’s VISION is to be a bold voice to communicate the impact of NINR’s work to elevate nursing science, improve lives and advance the Nation’s health.


FNINR’s MISSION is to provide resources to support nursing research and advance the mission of the NINR. The Friends seek to support research-based nursing practice by educating nursing professionals and the public about the advances made through nursing research and its benefits to patients, families, the community and the delivery of health care.

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 2021 Awards Are Now Open!

FNINR is accepting nominations for five awards that will be presented at the October 6, 2021 NightinGala. Winners are selected by the Awards Committee who review and score each nomination. Individuals may self-nominate or nominate one of their colleagues. The deadline for submissions has been extended to June 1, 2021.

Registration for the 2021 NightinGala is now open!

Click here to purchase a virtual table or single ticket.

Click here to view sponsorship options.

Make a Donation Today: Become a Friend of the Friends
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.