Joyce Verran has a twenty-five-year record of funded research in the areas of nursing care-delivery systems (including acute-care work environments), complexity of care in ambulatory settings, and nursing-practice models in rural communities. In the last several years, her work has targeted the effect of contextual factors on patient health-status outcomes across the care continuum. Verran is currently working with a team to develop and test an instrument to measure staff behavior related to Professional Governance. She is the author of several substantive and methodological articles in her area of research.
Verran is a member of the American Academy of Nursing and serves as a member of the expert panel on Quality. She has served on the editorial board of Nursing Administrative Quarterly and continues to review for a number of professional journals.