Nursing research throughout the last forty years has taken on different focuses – from concept identification and relationships among concepts, to the design of conceptual frameworks, middle range and grand theory by nursing theorists of the 70's and 80’s to the focus of evidence-based nursing practice implementation of today. Along the way, we have become more ‘interdisciplinary’ in our efforts, and have made progress as a unique and science-based health profession.
Each nurse at whatever level educationally, age, or experience can be involved in the experience of nursing research - what is required is an attitude for continuous learning and an interest to grow professionally no matter what setting you work in.
The aim of Nursing Research Matters is to offer helpful information and story examples regarding how nursing ideas can be 'discovered' and studied and how findings can be effectively communicated. Focus on nursing innovation includes a focus on the communication of nursing best practices derived from nursing research that can be incorporated for successful change.
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