End of semester research topic help


Hi everyone,

I need help on deciding on my senior research topic. It has to be nursing related. I have to do a big research paper/brochure/poster for my last semester of nursing school.

I'm deciding if I should do it on heart failure or some type of topic on infectious disease(always interested in CDC stuff) but I need help on what type of research I should do. I need to have several nursing scholarly articles like 20+ but I don't know what the topic should be. I just want to make sure I can find many articles that are within 5 years.

I know in the past student did like importance of vaccines educating patients, skin cancer(how to educate pts abc's of it), organ transplant info.

Thank you in advance for your help. I'm just having a hard time figuring out what topic I should do. I would greatly appreciate your opinions on important topics that I could do research on.

Thanks again :)

Specializes in Critical Care, Education. Has 35 years experience.

Sepsis is a very hot topic right now. Early recognition & intervention has proven to be hugely effective in terms of reduction of mortality and morbidity. The MEWS scale is being adopted everywhere.... you could find a ton of articles.

Another hot topic is Alarm Fatigue... it is one of the new Patient Safety Goals for Joint Commission. Very interesting, and there is a lot of reference material out there. It would make a great poster presentation.

Congrats on being so close to your goal.


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Thank you for responding, I am grateful! I'm definitely going to look into alarm fatigue since it was never brought up during my clinicals or work. Again thank you so much for your help!