nucareThe overall goal of the Center for Technology in Support of Self-Management and Health (NUCare) is to develop nursing research expertise and effective interventions in the area of self- management for older adults at risk for poor health outcomes.  We support this mission by providing a centralized infrastructure that support for the use of state-of-the-art technology to facilitate the timeliness, scalability and effectiveness of self-management interventions. NUCare’s infrastructure facilitates just-in-time training for nurse scientists as they progress through a project’s life-cycle, with mentoring and coordinated services in the areas of experimental design, technology selection/development, data collection/storage/security, human subjects assurance, interface design/usability testing, and analysis methods. See our specific aims.

The NUCare Center consists of three support cores, two external committees, and an executive committee that provides internal leadership.


  • Develop an infrastructure to support nurse scientists with access to state-of-the-art monitoring and communication technologies as well as database support, assurance of research data, and software engineering support for implementing novel self-management interventions
  • Build interdisciplinary research teams to address nursing research questions with sustained collaborative relationships, including links to the community and patient groups
  • Provide mentoring and just-in-time training throughout the nurse scientist’s research project
  • Promote high quality nursing research in self-management, community-based participatory design, technologies for home monitoring and coaching, and team-based care that includes families and informal caregivers