What is the purpose of Nursing Research??

  1. What is the purpose of Nursing Research??
    is it to
    1. develop theory in nursing
    2. improve quality of pt. care
    3. retention of nurses
    4. develop nurse researchers
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  3. by   Tweety
    The ultimate goal of nursing research is to develop a knowlege base to guide nursing practice.

    I think it could be all of the above. For me it would be to improve the quality of patient care, because ultimately that is what nursing is about, and we need an evidence based practice, guided by research to guide us.
  4. by   powerpooch
    i looked it up on the book and online i had the improving pt care too....I found it on the book and it says that the ultimate goal is the generation of empirical knowledge base to guide practice
    Last edit by powerpooch on Jun 20, '05
  5. by   #1rnstudent
    The purpose of nursing research, as a course, is to bore one to death. It is such dry material! :hatparty:
  6. by   Tweety
    Quote from #1rnstudent
    The purpose of nursing research, as a course, is to bore one to death. It is such dry material! :hatparty:

  7. by   Nemhain
    Quote from #1rnstudent
    The purpose of nursing research, as a course, is to bore one to death. It is such dry material! :hatparty:
    ...and to think up stuff to better our profession that we'll never get to implement.
  8. by   gwt
    HUGH?
    I thought it is to drill plagiarism rules into your squash!
  9. by   gwenith
    I know I have linked to this site almost ad nauseum but if you really really want to see how nursing research can be effectively used then look up the Joanna Briggs Institute. They are doing systematic reviews and writing policy/procedure manuals/ practice recommendations based on these reviews.
  10. by   grannynurse FNP student
    Quote from powerpooch
    What is the purpose of Nursing Research??
    is it to
    1. develop theory in nursing
    2. improve quality of pt. care
    3. retention of nurses
    4. develop nurse researchers

    I believe it encompasses all of the above but it never filters down to the staff nurse. The average staff nurse does not view herself/himself as being al part of the research continium. She/he tends to view nursing research as a lofty idea, which never involves him/her. And since the vast majority of our present day nurses hold an associate degree, they have never really been exposed to the realities of nursing research and its possible impact on their practice.

    Grannynurse
  11. by   shouldhavebeenapoet
    Quote from grannynurse FNP student
    I believe it encompasses all of the above but it never filters down to the staff nurse. The average staff nurse does not view herself/himself as being al part of the research continium. She/he tends to view nursing research as a lofty idea, which never involves him/her. And since the vast majority of our present day nurses hold an associate degree, they have never really been exposed to the realities of nursing research and its possible impact on their practice.

    Grannynurse
    I've been impressed with the nurses that I work with, that even those without university degrees are open to integrating new research based practices. I think it depends on the setting and the educator. I work in a pediatric teaching hospital on an acute medical floor and the nurse educator regularly does teaching about the new practice guidelines that are based on the current research literature and I think the nurses understand the importance of keeping their practice up to date. Are there similar teaching opportunities on floors where others work?
  12. by   Daytonite
    The answer is to "develop theory in nursing". The purpose of research is to use the scientific method to prove theories. This is a universal purpose of research across all subjects. From those theories comes the improvement of patient care.
  13. by   GrnHonu99
    Quote from powerpooch
    What is the purpose of Nursing Research??
    is it to
    1. develop theory in nursing
    2. improve quality of pt. care
    3. retention of nurses
    4. develop nurse researchers

    its all about evidenced based practice
  14. by   oldnurse newnurse
    Quote from #1rnstudent
    The purpose of nursing research, as a course, is to bore one to death. It is such dry material! :hatparty:
    I must truly agree with you. :stone

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