Topic 1: Nursing Research

Nursing research differs from research in other fields in that nursing draws data and develops interventions from a broad knowledge base (e.g. social science, biology, chemistry, etc.). The advantage of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary collaboration is increasingly apparent. Review Bringing Science to Life: The Interdisciplinary Advantage (NINR, 2011).

After reviewing, please address the following:

  • Compare and contrast nursing research to that of other fields of study.
  • Appraise the role of the NP in the process of collaboration with researchers in other fields.
  • Distinguish the role of the NP in clinical trials.