Beyond The Bedside: Nurses Improve Patients' Lives Through Research
The sentence in the quote below really says it all. How many of us that have
been working for years, fall into this category? We all know nurses like this.
I would like to believe that most nurses are interested in new data and new
research that can impact patient education and care, and improve our
professional lives and safety.
Many of us have worked in the same specialty area for years, and we can
become stagnant in our thinking, and bored with our work. If the excitement
about what we do every day is gone, and it becomes just a way to make a
living, reaching out for new learning experiences and taking in new information
is a safe way to jump start our creativity and keep us on our toes.
Basic nursing research is always valuable, and pays off sometimes in unexpected
Quote from www.sciencedaily.com
"If you have not taught students how to be independent learners, you have not taught them how to be more updated than they are the day they graduate. They're essentially frozen in time," says Jeanne Grace, Ph.D., RN-C., associate professor of clinical nursing.