The Scientific Basis Of Nursing Research

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The scientific basis for the health of the public that provides the scientific foundation for the practice of the profession is nursing research. Nursing research includes utilizing numerous philosophical and theory-based approaches as well as various methodologies (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2015). Furthermore, nursing research involves identifying and treating symptoms of acute and chronic illnesses as well as the prevention and delaying of the disease process. Nursing research also focuses on deferring the onset of the disease process, disability, slowing the progression and improving clinical settings. Therefore, the influence of research on the practice of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is essential for the preparation of a nurse educator (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2015). According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2015) the traditional roles of the advanced practice nurses include nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives and nurse anesthetists. Therefore, the impact of the research on the practice of the preparation of DNP nurse educator requires education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, leadership, policy advocacy, informatics, and systems theory. Transitioning to the Doctor of Nursing Practice as a nurse educator does not change the current scope of practice of the Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) for their current roles. Thus, the transition of the DNP better prepares APRNs by utilizing new models of the care delivery system and the growing complexity of health care. The DNP program prepares nurses to implement the science developed by nurse researchers prepared in Ph.D., DNS, and other research-focused nursing... ... middle of paper ... ...he Online Journal of Issues in Nursing Vol. 18, No. 2, Manuscript 4. DOI: 10.3912/OJIN.Vol18No02Man04 Sebastian, Juliann G, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., & White Delaney, Connie, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, FACMI. (2013). Doctor of nursing practice programs: Opportunities for faculty development. Journal of Nursing Education, 52(8), 453-461. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/01484834-20130722-02 Smeltzer, S. C., Sharts-Hopko, N. C., Cantrell, M. A., Heverly, M. A., Nthenge, S., & Jenkinson, A. (2015). A Profile of U.S. Nursing Faculty in Research- and Practice-Focused Doctoral Education. Journal Of Nursing Scholarship, 47(2), 178-185. doi:10.1111/jnu.12123 Waldrop, J., Caruso, D., Fuchs, M.A., & Hypes, K. (2014, July/Aug). EC as PIE: Fiver criteria for executing a successful DNP final project. Journal of Professional Nursing, 30, 300-306. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2014.01.003
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