The strength of the Faculty of Nursing lies, amongst other things, in the diverse background of its lecturers and the solid position of nursing and midwifery in the Icelandic health system and society. Lecturers have completed graduate studies abroad, and been party to research collaboration with several, varying educational institutions overseas. Most have studied at respected institutions in the United States, in addition to the Nordic countries, Great Britain and the Netherlands. Twelve of the twenty-two lecturers at the faculty, who have a doctorate, received it from universities considered to be amongst the top 100 in the world. Materials published by lecturers in international peer-reviewed journals increased 60% between 2001-2003 and 2004-2006. The average number of research points in 2006, in accordance with the UI research point scale, was 30 points for a full-time equivalent, and has increased by 62% since 1999. Research collaboration, both within and between academic fields, domestically and internationally, has also increased, and such publications have doubled during the aforementioned period.
Lecturers apply for research grants primarily through the UI Research Fund, the Landspitali - University Hospital Science Fund, and the Science Fund of the Association of Icelandic Nurses. Nurses and midwifes enrolled in graduate studies increasingly receive grants from the Research Fund of the Icelandic Centre for Research.