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The Importance of Nursing Research

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Nursing research has a tremendous influence on current and future professional nursing practice, thus rendering it an essential component of the educational process. This article chronicles the learning experiences of two undergraduate nursing students who were provided with the opportunity to become team members in a study funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research. The application process, the various learning opportunities and responsibilities performed by the students, and the benefits and outcomes of the experience are described. The authors hope that by sharing their learning experiences, more students will be given similar opportunities using the strategies presented in this article. Nursing research is critical to the nursing profession and is necessary for continuing advancements that promote optimal nursing care.

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... Nursing research has grown extensively in the past decades and greatly contributed to the progress of health care (Tingen et al., 2009;Wright et al., 2019). The publication is a central aspect of scientific communication and plays a crucial role in the progression of different specialties (Fan et al., 2017;Lei et al., 2018;Sun et al., 2017). ...
... The nursing profession is the largest group of health-care professionals, which includes more than 3 million members, and provides continuity of health care in hospital and community settings (Battie, 2013;Sloman et al., 2001). Nursing research is crucial to the nursing subspecialty and has a tremendous impact on the practice of professional nursing (Oermann et al., 2008(Oermann et al., , 2010Smith, 2010;Tingen et al., 2009). It is important to understand clinical situations, guide the development of new practices, make clinical decisions and communicate information to nurses (Oermann et al., 2008(Oermann et al., , 2010Wong et al., 2013). ...
... It is important to understand clinical situations, guide the development of new practices, make clinical decisions and communicate information to nurses (Oermann et al., 2008(Oermann et al., , 2010Wong et al., 2013). The progress of nursing research should be attributed to the global contributions of investigators (Oermann et al., 2008(Oermann et al., , 2010Tingen et al., 2009). This study investigated the characteristics of global productivity in nursing research published in subspecialty nursing journals and aimed to fill the gap in providing a global view of nursing research. ...
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Aim: This study aimed to investigate the characteristics of global productivity of nursing research in subspecialty nursing journals and to provide a general view of global nursing research. Methods: On 10 January 2020, Web of Science was used for research collection. Publications in subspecialty nursing journals from 2015 to 2019 were analysed. Results: A total of 34 275 publications were retrieved. The United States (15 155) ranked first, followed by Australia (2439), China (2076), Brazil (1803) and the United Kingdom (1602). High-income economies produced 82.26% of the total number of publications. Research production was not significantly correlated with the population (p = 0.113, r = 0.412), whereas it was positively correlated with gross domestic product (p = 0.030, r = 0.541). The United States had the highest number of total citations (46 297). The Netherlands ranked highest when analysing mean citations, followed by Finland and Australia. Sweden ranked highest after correcting for gross domestic product, followed by Australia and Finland. Australia was the most productive nation when adjusted by population, followed by Sweden and Norway. Conclusion: The United States is the leader in nursing research productivity. Countries with large economies tend to make greater contributions to global nursing research. Some European countries and Australia were found to be more prolific when stratified by population size and economic activity.
... Variation in research experience exists based on the structure, training, and mentorship, as well as how RAs are involved in research (Tingen et al., 2009). Despite the variation, several researchers evaluated the perceived impact of undergraduate research experiences and identified its significance in addressing the need for evidence-based practice (EBP), professional development, desire for higher education, and nursing scholarship (Burkhart & Hall, 2015;Cepanec et al., 2013;Gilliss & Woods, 2012;Healey et al., 2014;Jansen et al., 2015;Krause-Parello et al., 2013;Mick, 2014;Peltzer et al., 2015;Reitmaier Kohler et al., 2015;Reutter et al., 2010;Slattery et al., 2016). ...
... However, Mick's study focused on practicing nurses, which makes it complex to track the professional career outcomes postbaccalaureate program. Tingen et al. (2009) reported how nursing students who engaged in a research experience developed professionally, scholarly, and personally; however, their report lacked clarity on the components of professional outcomes of those nurses. In addition, Tingen et al. (2009) did not explain the meaning and use of EBP. ...
... Tingen et al. (2009) reported how nursing students who engaged in a research experience developed professionally, scholarly, and personally; however, their report lacked clarity on the components of professional outcomes of those nurses. In addition, Tingen et al. (2009) did not explain the meaning and use of EBP. ...
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Background: The benefits of engaging undergraduate nursing students in research have been well-identified; however, little research has documented the long-term outcomes of this research assistant (RA) experience on nurses' professional careers. This study evaluated the impact of undergraduate research experience on participants' nursing professional career outcomes. Method: A comparative cross-sectional study was conducted with a purposive sample of two groups (N = 94; RAs = 32 and non-RAs = 62). The questionnaire was administered online. Results: A comparison of participants' responses revealed statistically significant differences regarding scholarship activities and attitudes toward evidence-based practice. RAs had a greater likelihood of involvement in professional development and higher educational aspirations than non-RAs. Conclusion: Undergraduate nursing research experience appears to have a positive impact on evidence-based practice, professional involvement, continuing education, and scholarship activities. These findings support future investment in undergraduate nursing research experiences to build a knowledge-based workforce and advanced nursing scholarship. [J Nurs Educ. 2021;60(10):570-576.].
... Research in clinical nursing has also increased significantly, however at different speeds related to educational curricula, possibilities for obtaining research training and degrees and research capacity building. Studies of clinical nursing have been shown to improve patient care by strengthening evidence-based clinical practice (Tingen et al., 2009); therefore, clinical nursing research capacity is crucial both to patients and society (Aiken et al., 2015;Tingen et al., 2009). Research has also shown a relationship between the number of nurses with higher education and lower patient mortality and failure to rescue rates (Aiken et al., 2003). ...
... Research in clinical nursing has also increased significantly, however at different speeds related to educational curricula, possibilities for obtaining research training and degrees and research capacity building. Studies of clinical nursing have been shown to improve patient care by strengthening evidence-based clinical practice (Tingen et al., 2009); therefore, clinical nursing research capacity is crucial both to patients and society (Aiken et al., 2015;Tingen et al., 2009). Research has also shown a relationship between the number of nurses with higher education and lower patient mortality and failure to rescue rates (Aiken et al., 2003). ...
... In the nurses' open-ended replies concerning their thoughts about an ideal work life, some respondents mentioned that they would like to stay close to clinical practice, that they wished to maintain their clinical skills and that it was important that their research benefited patients. This feedback is important, as it has been documented that well-educated nurses have an impact on patient safety and on high quality of care (Krzyzanowska et al., 2011;Tingen et al., 2009). Furthermore, nursing practice has become more complex in recent years, and the demand for updated knowledge has not only increased but also become essential for patient care. ...
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Background Little is known about PhD-prepared nurses employed at Nordic university hospitals, how they are organised, what their practices look like or what career pathway they have chosen. Aims The purpose was to investigate and compare the prevalence of PhD-prepared nurses employed at university hospitals in the Nordic countries, to investigate what functions they fulfil and what research activities they undertake and to document how they describe their ideal work life. Methods A descriptive cross-sectional study. An electronic questionnaire was sent to 245 PhD-prepared nurses working at a university hospital in one of six Nordic countries and 166 responses were achieved (response rate 67%). Descriptive analyses were performed using SPSS Statistics. Results The study found notable differences among PhD-prepared nurses employed at university hospitals with respect to work function; organisational structure; satisfaction about time split between research and practice; and the mean scores of time spend on research, clinical practice and teaching, supervision and administration. Conclusions In order to succeed with capacity building among the nursing workforce, collaboration and networking with other researchers and close contact to clinical practice is important. The role of the hospital-based, PhD-prepared nurse needs to be better described and defined to ensure that evidence-based care is provided.
... Nursing research has a tremendous influence on current and future of professional nursing practice making it an important component of the educational process [24]. Though the role of the nurse has expanded greatly over the years, nurses have a primary duty of being the patient advocate and providing optimal care using evidence obtained from research [24]. ...
... Nursing research has a tremendous influence on current and future of professional nursing practice making it an important component of the educational process [24]. Though the role of the nurse has expanded greatly over the years, nurses have a primary duty of being the patient advocate and providing optimal care using evidence obtained from research [24]. Pilot and beck (2006) Open Access Library Journal about issues of importance to nurses, including nursing practice, nursing education and administration" [25]. ...
... 11 The knowledge of nursing research is not only important for individual nurse to contribute a variety of skills and experiences to the science of nursing care, but also for the advancement and reputation of nursing profession. 16 The nursing research course for bachelor degree program in Burapha University, Thailand aimed to encourage students to know concepts and nursing research methodology, utilize nursing research in nursing practice, search and make a decision of information for developing self-study skills and continuous nursing profession development. This course also encourages nursing students' competencies in critical thinking and problem solving, basic research competency and innovation, mathematics, information management ability to work in team, communication to others effectively both in Thai and English, basic computer program, and informatics technology which are most crucial 21 st century skill. ...
... Research methodology is the most challenging course for nursing students because they have work in group to write research design, selection of sample, conduct data analysis, and present the findings. 16 In conducting a research project, students work in group, request consultation from nurse educators when they have questions, and report contribution from each of the group members. ...
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Objective: To compare (1) learning achievement, project running ability, and the 21st century skills with their respective 75% cut-off criteria after the project-based learning among nursing students, (2) the project running ability and the 21st century skills after the project-based learning between students with different learning ability, and (3) compare each of the 21st century skills before and after the project-based learning. Methods: This one-group pretest-posttest quasi-experimental study recruited 60 3rd year nursing students of Burapha University who enrolled in the regular Research and Nursing Informatics course. Research instruments were project-based learning plans and two questionnaires to measure project running ability and students’ 21st century skills. Descriptive, one sample t-test, paired t-test, and one way-ANOVA were used for statistical analysis. Results: (1) Mean score of learning achievement was lower and mean scores of project running ability and 21st century skills were higher than their respective cut-off criteria with statistical significance (P-value < 0.01, < 0.05 and < 0.001, respectively). (2) There were no differences in project running ability and the 21st century skills regarding different learning ability. (3) The overall mean scores of the 21st century skills and their individual skills including 3Rs (i.e., (R)eading, (w)Riting, and (a)Rithmetic skill, critical thinking and problem-solving skill, creativity and innovation skill, collaboration, teamwork and leadership skill, communication, information and media literacy skill, computing and information communication technology literacy skill, and career and learning skill after the project-based learning were significantly higher than those fore the learning (P–value < 0.01). Conclusion: Project-based learning is an appropriate method to enhance the 21st century skills of nursing students.
... 5,10 Given the remarkable influence of research on the present-day and future professional nursing practice renders research a crucial component in the undergraduate nursing program. 11 Besides, it is only through actual or hands-on experience that the students can better understand the concept and appreciate the importance of nursing research. 11,12 However, it has been documented that nurses have difficulty understanding the value of nursing research in the course of their clinical practice. ...
... 11 Besides, it is only through actual or hands-on experience that the students can better understand the concept and appreciate the importance of nursing research. 11,12 However, it has been documented that nurses have difficulty understanding the value of nursing research in the course of their clinical practice. 5 A study also revealed that research was rated lowest from among the 11 core competency standards assessed with newly graduated registered nurses in the Philippines. ...
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Introduction: Research is one of the competencies expected of a beginning professional nurse. While research attitude has been widely explored among nursing students internationally, there is limited published research among nursing students in the Philippines. Objective: This study was conducted to find out the factors affecting the attitudes towards research among nursing students. Method: The design of this study was cross-sectional with 79 undergraduate third-year nursing students in one higher education institution in the Philippines as participants. The Attitudes Toward Research scale was the primary data collection tool. Differences in research attitude were tested using t-test and one-way ANOVA. Results: The results indicated that nursing students generally had a positive attitude toward research. Graduates of public junior and senior high schools, those who had experience researching in junior high school, and those who had presented in a research conference outside their school had significantly better research attitudes. Also, differences in research attitude were noted based on the self-rated level of research knowledge, competence, and readiness. Conclusion: Type of high school, prior experience, knowledge, competence, and readiness in conducting research were significant factors influencing nursing students’ research attitude. Nursing schools should continue to raise and cultivate the positive attitudes of students toward scientific investigation.
... Building a strong research foundation is important for the future of nursing profession (Aloweni et al., 2017). Nursing research has a tremendous influence on current and future professional nursing practice, thus rendering it an essential component of the educational process (Tingen et al., 2009). Nursing research is vital to the practice of professional nursing, and the importance of its inclusion during undergraduate instruction cannot be overemphasized because only with exposure and experience the students can begin to understand the concept and importance of nursing research (Tingen et al., 2009;Allari, 2016). ...
... Nursing research has a tremendous influence on current and future professional nursing practice, thus rendering it an essential component of the educational process (Tingen et al., 2009). Nursing research is vital to the practice of professional nursing, and the importance of its inclusion during undergraduate instruction cannot be overemphasized because only with exposure and experience the students can begin to understand the concept and importance of nursing research (Tingen et al., 2009;Allari, 2016). However, nurses find it difficult to understand the value of a nursing research in the course of their clinical practice (Aloweni et al., 2017). ...
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Research is one of the core competencies expected of a beginning professional nurse. While research attitude has been widely explored among nursing students internationally, there is paucity of published research among nursing students in the Philippines. This cross-sectional study looked into the factors associated with attitude towards research among 79 undergraduate third-year nursing students in a selected nursing school in the Philippines. The Attitude Toward Research scale was the primary data collection tool. Differences in research attitude were tested using t-test and one-way ANOVA. The results indicated that nursing students generally had positive attitude towards research. Graduates of public junior and senior high schools, those who had experience doing research in junior high school, and those who had presented in a research conference outside their school had significantly better research attitude. In addition, differences in research attitude were also noted based on self-rated level of research knowledge, competence, and readiness. Type of high school, prior experience, knowledge, competence, and readiness in conducting research were significant factors influencing nursing students’ research attitude. Nursing schools should continue to cultivate the positive attitude of students towards scientific investigation.
... Determining nursing research priorities is very important because research is an essential component of the nursing educational process, and it has a tremendous influence on current and future professional nursing practice (Tingen et al., 2009). In addition, although the nursing roles vary in a variety of settings, but their primary goal remains the same: to provide optimal care using evidence-based practice, and the source of evidence is based on nursing research. ...
... In addition, although the nursing roles vary in a variety of settings, but their primary goal remains the same: to provide optimal care using evidence-based practice, and the source of evidence is based on nursing research. In other words, nursing research is vital to the professional nursing practice (Tingen et al., 2009). ...
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Background: To promote excellence in nursing research, setting research priorities is needed to meet the need of community aligned with the national context. Unfortunately, limited number of studies has examined nursing research priorities in Indonesia. Objective: To identify nursing research priorities in Indonesia from the perspectives of nursing experts. Methods: This was a descriptive qualitative study. Focus group discussion was conducted among participants who were purposively selected (n = 13). Data were analyzed using a consensus-based method. Results: The top ten research priority lists were identified. The priorities were nurse competence, quality of nursing care in nursing services, nursing policy, nurse work environment, nurse mobility, interprofessional education and collaboration, teaching learning evaluation, nursing career, complementary therapy in nursing, and technology and informatics in nursing. Conclusion: Findings of this study could be used as the basis of direction for development of future research in Indonesia.
... Determining nursing research priorities is very important because research is an essential component of the nursing educational process, and it has a tremendous influence on current and future professional nursing practice (Tingen et al., 2009). In addition, although the nursing roles vary in a variety of settings, but their primary goal remains the same: to provide optimal care using evidence-based practice, and the source of evidence is based on nursing research. ...
... In addition, although the nursing roles vary in a variety of settings, but their primary goal remains the same: to provide optimal care using evidence-based practice, and the source of evidence is based on nursing research. In other words, nursing research is vital to the professional nursing practice (Tingen et al., 2009). ...
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Background: To promote excellence in nursing research, setting research priorities is needed to meet the need of community aligned with the national context. Unfortunately, limited number of studies has examined nursing research priorities in Indonesia.Objective: To identify nursing research priorities in Indonesia from the perspectives of nursing experts.Methods: This was a descriptive qualitative study. Focus group discussion was conducted among participants who were purposively selected (n = 13). Data were analyzed using a consensus-based method.Results: The top ten research priority lists were identified. The priorities were nurse competence, quality of nursing care in nursing services, nursing policy, nurse work environment, nurse mobility, interprofessional education and collaboration, teaching learning evaluation, nursing career, complementary therapy in nursing, and technology and informatics in nursing.Conclusion: Findings of this study could be used as the basis of direction for development of future research in Indonesia.
... As master's-prepared nurse leaders, participation is a critical factor in supporting nursing research and investing in the growth and development of nursing research. The primary goal of nurses and graduate nurse leaders is that of advocating for patients and providing the highest quality care based on the evidence obtained through research (Tingen, Burnett, Murchison, & Zhu, 2009). There are numerous methods that CNLs/APRNs implement to support research. ...
... • Supporting nursing research in nursing education programs is critical as nursing research infl uences current and future nursing practice (Tingen et al., 2009). ...
... If nursing practice is more responsive and efficient, health-care services and indices in Ghana will improve. For nursing practice to be efficient and responsive to the needs of the population of Ghana, it must be contextual research-driven (Agyei, Kofi, Fiankor, & Osman, 2015;Jirojwong & Welch, 2013;Tingen, Burnett, Murchison, & Zhu, 2009). The importance of nursing research in providing quality and cost-effective care to patients as well as professional development cannot be overstated Jirojwong & Welch, 2013;Tingen et al., 2009). ...
... For nursing practice to be efficient and responsive to the needs of the population of Ghana, it must be contextual research-driven (Agyei, Kofi, Fiankor, & Osman, 2015;Jirojwong & Welch, 2013;Tingen, Burnett, Murchison, & Zhu, 2009). The importance of nursing research in providing quality and cost-effective care to patients as well as professional development cannot be overstated Jirojwong & Welch, 2013;Tingen et al., 2009). Eliminating evidence from practice makes practice outdated and dangerous to patients . ...
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Introduction For nursing practice to be responsive to the needs of patients, it must be driven by contextual research evidence. To guide institutional and national nursing research policy, there is need to determine the quantity and quality of nursing research in Ghana. Purpose The purpose of this integrative literature review was to quantify, critically evaluate, and describe nursing research publication in Ghana from January 2007 to December 2016 with regard to the country's research capacity to sustain evidence-based practice. Results Sixty (60) out of 749 articles identified from EBSCOhost, ProQuest, PubMed, Science Direct, Scopus, Wiley Online Library, and Google Scholar using three keywords (nursing, health, and Ghana) were included. A total of 60,778 human subjects were used in these studies. There were more quantitative (28) studies than qualitative (23) studies. These studies recorded 219 authors from 120 institutions, 55 of which were outside Ghana. Forty-five percent of the articles were published in journals with impact factor. There was a steady increase in publication in Ghana over the decade. A majority of the studies published in education were in curriculum implementation and evaluation. Conclusions The increasing number of peer-reviewed nursing research publications in Ghana and the curriculum implementation and evaluation in Ghana signified an increasing capacity of the country to implement and sustain evidence-based practice. Recommendations It is recommended that regular research be conducted to evaluate the responsiveness to old and new nursing programs in Ghana.
... Path analysis and factor analysis are two special cases of SEM, where path analysis assumes that measurement error do not exist, and factor analysis is often applied in the development and validation of psychological measurement instrument (Kline, 2016). Nursing research refers to the process of continuously exploring, answering and solving problems in nursing field with scientific methods, and guiding nursing practice directly or indirectly, it is a systematic exploration to form reliable evidence for nursing major, including nursing practice, nursing education and nursing management (Tingen et al., 2009). In nursing research, an increasing number of researches employed psychometric scales to measure psychological characteristics regarding nursing, such as job satisfaction of nurse practitioners, occupational stress among mental health nurses, and posttraumatic growth among lung cancer patients (Lei et al., 2022;Yao et al., 2021;H. ...
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Objectives The present study is aimed at characterizing and identifying the important research trends of the application of structural equation modelling (SEM) in nursing research by bibliometric analysis, and further providing reference for nursing researchers to conduct SEM research.MethodsA descriptive bibliometric analysis of publications in the application of SEM in nursing research. Literatures were retrieved from the Web of Science (WoS) core collection database On April 30, 2022. CiteSpace 6.1.R1 and VOSviewer 16 software were used for visualization and bibliometric analysis.ResultsThe annual publication indicated an increasing trend in the future. The intellectual structures of the application of SEM in nursing researches included patient safety, cross-cultural comparison, compassion fatigue, benchmarking, patient discharge, China, psychometrics, and policy. The hotpots and development trends include job satisfaction, nursing home, and nursing student.Conclusion The hotspots and development trends related to the application of SEM in nursing research mentioned in this study may be helpful for researchers to explore new directions in this field. The intellectual structures and development trends were found in the application of SEM in nursing researches in this study. The awareness of the clusters and bursts in this field can help nursing researchers avoid overlooking some important issues when conducting SEM, and provide nurse researchers with good practice guidelines for conducting SEM.
... From 2018 to 2022, we mentored 13 undergraduate nursing students in diverse biomedical research areas to broaden their scope of nursing evidence-based practice and career choices. Our goal is consonant with the importance of advocating for the inclusion of nursing scientists in the clinical and translational research workforce [1][2][3]. This upcoming generation of nursing scientists needs new skills and experiences to be successful in teamwork to transform research findings into new knowledge applied to better health and health equity [4,5]. ...
... This means that when it comes to age, the respondents' attitude are more inclined with the benefits in research. The study is not among the customary responsibilities of an entry-level nurse, for many nurses are concerned in either direct patient care or organizational aspects of health care (Tingen, 2009). Moreover, Price et al. (2017) reported that early-career nurses seek employment in supportive work nursing environments with a focus on quality patient care. ...
... Evidence from a small body of research suggests that scholarly practice is associated with positive outcomes for the individual practitioner and for patients (Hanney et al., 2013;Harding et al., 2017). For instance, studies in nursing have found that scholarly practitioners garner recognition from peers, have greater job security, appreciate the complexities and limitations of research, can better advocate for change on behalf of patients and earn more opportunities for leadership positions (Black et al., 2015;Schroeter, 2002;Tingen et al., 2009). Healthcare organizations (e.g., hospitals, clinics) that promote scholarly practice by embracing a research culture (e.g., promoting a researchinformed workforce, supporting and investing in clinicians to conduct and participate in research activities) report lower mortality rates, greater organizational efficiency, higher patient and staff satisfaction with the organization, and reduced staff turnover (Brandt et al., 2002;Harding et al., 2017;Levin et al., 2011;Roets et al., 2016). ...
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Scholarly practitioners are broadly defined as healthcare professionals that address critical practice problems using theory, scientific evidence, and practice-based knowledge. Though scholarly practice is included in most competency frameworks, it is unclear what scholarly practice is, how it develops and how it is operationalized in clinical practice. The aim of this review was to determine what is known about scholarly practice in healthcare professionals. We conducted a scoping review and searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL from inception to May 2020. We included papers that explored, described, or defined scholarly practice, scholar or scholarly practitioner, and/or related concepts in healthcare professionals. We included a total of 90 papers. Thirty percent of papers contained an explicit definition of scholarly practice. Conceptualizations of scholarly practice were organized into three themes: the interdependent relationship between scholarship and practice; advancing the profession’s field; and core to being a healthcare practitioner. Attributes of scholarly practitioners clustered around five themes: commitment to excellence in practice; collaborative nature; presence of virtuous characteristics; effective communication skills; and adaptive change ethos. No single unified definition of scholarly practice exists within the literature. The variability in terms used to describe scholarly practice suggests that it is an overarching concept rather than a definable entity. There are similarities between scholarly practitioners and knowledge brokers regarding attributes and how scholarly practice is operationalized. Individuals engaged in the teaching, research and/or assessment of scholarly practice should make explicit their definitions and expectations for healthcare professionals.
... This observation seems logical as nursing research is an essential part of the educational process. This process also empowers nurses to perform the research (Tingen et al., 2009) and is closely related to knowledge and professional development. The ex-Yugoslavian countries with higher economic determinants/indices are considerably more productive. ...
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To analyze the development of contemporary nursing in Ex-Yugoslavia countries. A performance and spatial bibliometric analysis combined with synthetic knowledge synthesis were completed to profile the development of the nursing literature production, volume, and thematic content. The corpus was harvested from the Web of Science, limiting the search to the period 1991 to 2020. The search resulted in 1,380 papers. Slovenia was the most productive country, followed by Croatia and Serbia. The synthetic knowledge synthesis revealed that nursing literature production is growing both in scope and number of publications, even though thematic content differs between individual countries. Each country is focused on their local health problems. A substantial part of the research is published in national journals in national languages. However, it is noteworthy that some ex-Yugoslavian authors have succeeded in publishing their research in top English language nursing journals. The study also revealed substantial international cooperation between ex-Yugoslavian countries and individual countries in the European Union. Performance and production of individual countries in nursing research broadly correspond to their overall scientific production, economic and health determinants/indices. The countries which established nursing schools early in the 20th century were considerably more scientifically productive.
... Nursing research is a mandatory course in most undergraduate programs. Through taking this course, students can master the basic process of nursing research and improve abilities to provide the best possible care in practice, while broadening their horizons (Tingen et al., 2009). However, concept terminologies in nursing research are abstract and complex, and students have difficulty in understanding them. ...
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Background: With the development of evidence-based nursing practice, Nursing Research has become a required undergraduate course. However, the course is highly theoretical, which is difficult for students to understand. Improving the teaching quality of Nursing Research course is a challenge for educators. Objectives: To understand the learning experience and the effect of gamification teaching on nursing undergraduates, and to provide new ideas for nursing educators. Design: A qualitative research design using individual semi-structured interviews. Settings: Gamification teaching was applied in an undergraduate Nursing Research course over one semester at a university in Central China. Participants: Purposive sampling was adopted to select 9 undergraduate nursing students who had recently completed gamification teaching in a Nursing Research course. Methods: Data were collected through semi-structured interviews and analyzed by using Colaizzi’s phenomenological method. Results: Three major themes and seven subthemes emerged from the interviewees’ experience: (1) positive attitude (e.g., acceptance with pleasure and flow experience); (2) self-perceived competence improvement (e.g., creative thinking, collaboration, and knowledge internalization and application); and (3) challenges of gamification teaching (e.g., learning pressure and rationality of game design). Conclusions: The gamification teaching mode based on the flow theory had a positive effect on the students’ learning experience in nursing research. It is recommended to improve the game design model and to enhance its effectiveness for classrooms in the future.
... This seems to be quite logical as nursing research is an important part of the .educational process, the process which also empowers nurses to perform the research (Tingen et al., 2009). The ex Yugoslavian countries with higher economic determinants/indices are considerably more productive. ...
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... Personal and professional service delivery efficiency are derivate from research alluding to researchers who posit that continuous nursing research facilitates growth of the profession and improvement of nursing care [3]. This means that, for midwifery nursing to be autonomous research is the focal point. ...
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... En este sentido, la formación continua y actualizada sobre diversas temáticas, la participación en estudios basados en la evidencia científica para la práctica diaria (enfermería basada en evidencia), así como la función de gestor de la enfermería, tienen efectos positivos en la calidad asistencial. 8,9,10 Los profesionales del cuidado atienden directamente a pacientes infectocontagiosos y organizan servicios de aislamiento, continuidad asistencial y cooperación con equipos de trabajo interdisciplinario. 11 El de enfermería es un profesional capacitado y formado para emplear protocolos y cuidados específicos en este tipo de acontecimientos sanitarios, aunque se deben complementar estas competencias con los insumos necesarios de protección y los espacios laborales seguros, además de protocolos definidos que incorporen las higiene y seguridad en atención directa al paciente, recomendaciones para reducir el riesgo de infección de las enfermeras y documentos enfocados en presentar formas de innovación para reducir el uso innecesario de equipo de protección personal. ...
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... Fueled by the increase in government funding for research, the productivity of academic research at public universities has vastly grown over time (Alzahrani, J. A. 2011). Today, the nursing role has expanded to a wide range of settings: patient care, classrooms, radiology, laboratory and much more, which should be enhanced with evidence-based practice (Tingen, M. et al 2009). However, few studies have analyzed the scientific production in Saudi Arabia, mostly in medical and biomedical areas. ...
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... With the rapid development of global nursing professionalism, the importance of scientific research in nursing is widely recognized (Tingen et al., 2009). Nursing research refers to systematic inquiry conducted to explore phenomena important to nurses, and nursing, solve nursing problems and guide nursing practice activities (Polit & Beck, 2013). ...
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... Coupled with the above is the interest that student nurses must have in an aggressive research. Not only does continuous nursing research catalyzes optimal nursing care, but also fosters the forestalling of medical errors (Tingen et al, 2009). Nursing research will help in filling the gaps that exist in knowledge about improving patients' safety. ...
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