Over the past several years, the Magnet Recognition Program® has greatly influenced hospital-based nursing. As a result, the need to educate clinical nurses on how to conduct research is now more important than ever. The just published Establishing a Research-Friendly Environment: A Hospital-Based Approach by Dorothy Y. Brockopp, Karen S. Hill, Andrew A. Bugajski, and Alexander J. Lengerich is a key resource for helping clinical nurses conduct or participate in research that leads to better health care in hospitals.
In order to succeed as professional nurses, students need to know how clinical knowledge is produced and how to use this knowledge in everyday practice. Evidence-Based Nursing: The Research–Practice Connection, Fourth Edition by Sarah Jo Brown introduces students to research methods and evidence-based practice.
Changes in health care resulting from the Affordable Care Act, the Institute of Medicine's Future of Nursing report, and other challenges require nurses to embrace and advance their knowledge through evidence based-practice. The recently published Introduction to Nursing Research: Incorporating Evidence-Based Practice, Fourth Edition by Carol Boswell and Sharon Cannon is a distinct integration of evidence-based practice and research. It focuses on how nurses can incorporate research into their daily practice to provide high-quality health care.
Would you like a reality-based approach to research? Check out the just published Advanced Nursing Research: From Theory to Practice, Second Edition by Ruth M. Tappen. This graduate-level text teaches students how to prepare research proposals and carry out research studies using a practical approach.
Health care policy is a hot topic in politics right now, and it is crucial that nurses join the conversation. In a recent article, Advance Healthcare Network for Nurses argues that “all too often, the body of people making decisions and planning societal changes lacks a clinical healthcare background.” However, one university has created a program to help change that.
Excellent news to share-- Nursing Theories: A Framework for Professional Practice, Second Edition by Kathleen Masters just received a perfect score of 100 and 5 stars from Doody's Review Service. According to reviewer, Patricia E. Zander, MSN, PhD, RN, from Viterbo University, it "provides a wealth of information, but does not overwhelm readers new to theoretical thinking."
Do you want a fresh approach to teaching nursing research using evidence-based practice? Check out the recently published Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses: Appraisal and Application of Research, Third Edition by Nola A. Schmidt and Janet M. Brown. What's more, each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.
Theoretical content can be difficult to understand. Our recently published Nursing Theories: A Framework for Professional Practice, Second Edition by Kathleen Masters approaches theory in language that's familiar to students and practicing nurses while focusing on how to apply nursing practice in the context of the nursing process.
Are you looking for an applied statistics textbook written especially for nurses? Check out the just published Statistics for Nursing: A Practical Approach, Second Edition by Elizabeth Heavey.
Are you looking to enhance the teaching and learning experience in nursing research courses? We've just released Navigate eFolio: Nursing Research: Reading, Using, and Creating Evidence, Third Edition, a comprehensive digital learning solution that combines dynamic and interactive learning activities with course management tools and an interactive eBook.