Nursing Research Priorities

  1. i would like to solicit some feedback. i am not sure if this blog has a polling feature, if it does please redirect me. what are the top three priorities for nursing researchers today? please use only one or two words. for example:
    recruitment, patient safety, work hours. thank you.
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  3. by   augigi
    I'd say it depends who you work for. I work for a sponsor, and recruitment is definitely their #1 priority, whereas making sure patients are eligible and going to get a decent results is mine.
  4. by   outcomesfirst
    augigi - that's a great clarification. I agree, research priorities should be defined by employer. Let me narrow this down a bit. I am interested in recruitment and retention in professional nursing. What nursing specific research would address this topic?
  5. by   traumaRUs
    Ageism in nursing.
    Ergonomic nursing.
    Further education.
  6. by   augigi
    Recruitment and retention of nursing generally, or of research nurses?

    If you mean a research topic re recruitment and retention of nurses generally, it would have to be a qualitative study asking nurses what is important to them and what would make them stay. It's actually a difficult question to answer - people whine with no idea what they want, including me. My boss recently asked me what would make me stay (he knows I'm planning to leave if a new job comes through) and I didn't know what to say.
  7. by   outcomesfirst
    Hello all - thank you for the responses. I have figured out the polling and am going to rethink this topic.
  8. by   nothreek
    I googled for my own reaserch project & I found interesting pages!
    like this:

    You should search for your research