Around the world, home health nurses provide care for individuals, support families and interact with communities. Research and evidence-based practice are important components of home health nursing and bring value to our profession and specialty. The IHCNO is interested in fostering relationships with and between researchers or clinicians that investigate the quality of home health care and home health nursing within the international community. We are especially interested in research related to the International Guidelines for Home Health Nursing. For more information about the Research Committee and its work, email

Our Goals

  1. Create a network of home health nurse researchers dedicated to research and scholarship within home health setting and academia.

  2. Foster the collaboration among researchers within or across countries to conduct research related to the Guidelines and other areas of interest to home health nurses.

  3. Showcase current projects or research that feature one or more topics that promote the science of home health nursing and augment knowledge development and dissemination of the Guidelines (See Guideline #9, Evidence Based Practice/Research).

  4. Advise home health nursing researchers on available grant funding and research conferences.

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Christiana Kouta, PhD, Msc, Bsc, DipN, RN
Associate Professor in Community and Transcultural Health and Nursing
Department of Nursing
School of Health Sciences
Cyprus University of Technology

Carol O. Long, PhD, RN, FPCN, FAAN (Chair)
Principal, Capstone Healthcare & Palliative Care Essentials
Transcultural Nursing Scholar
Adjunct Faculty, Arizona State University Edson College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation

Denise M. McEnroe-Petitte, PhD, MSN, BSN, AS, RN
Kent State University Tuscarawas
New Philadelphia, Ohio USA

Mary Curry Narayan, MSN, RN, HHCNS-BC, CTN-A, COS-C
Home Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
Certified Transcultural Nurse
Secretary, International Home Care Nurses Organization
PhD Student, George Mason University

Barbara Polivka, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Dean, Research
University of Kansas Medical Center
School of Nursing

Research Grant Opportunity!

IHCNO 2020 Home Care Nursing Research Award

The purpose of the Award is to provide seed money, pilot funding, or total funding for research with promising contributions to home care nursing.

Eligibility is for Registered Nurses who have a PhD, or Master’s degree and current enrollment in a doctoral research program.

Proposal Due Date: September 30, 2019 11:59 pm EST (New York City, USA)


Award Overview & Application