Nursing research is research that provides evidence used to support nursing practices. Nursing, as an evidence-based area of practice, has been developing since the time of Florence Nightingale to the present day, where many nurses now work as researchers based in universities as well as in the health care setting. Nurse education places emphasis upon the use of evidence from research in order to rationalise nursing interventions. In England and Wales, courts may determine whether or not a nurse acted reasonably based upon whether or not their intervention was supported by research. Nursing research falls largely into two areas: ⁕Quantitative research is based in the paradigm of logical positivism and is focused upon outcomes for clients that are measurable, generally using statistics. The dominant research method is the randomised controlled trial. ⁕Qualitative research is based in the paradigm of phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography and others, and examines the experience of those receiving or delivering the nursing care, focusing, in particular, on the meaning that it holds for the individual. The research methods most commonly used are interviews, case studies, focus groups and ethnography
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Research carried out by nurses, generally in clinical settings, in the areas of clinical practice, evaluation, nursing education, nursing administration, and methodology.
The numerical value of nursing research in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of nursing research in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Images & Illustrations of nursing research
Translations for nursing research
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for nursing research »
Find a translation for the nursing research definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these nursing research definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"nursing research." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 24 Apr. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/nursing research>.