Nursing research significantly impacts current and future professional nursing practice, making it an essential component of the educational process. This article describes the learning experiences of two undergraduate nursing students who were allowed to participate as team members in a National Institute of Nursing Research-funded study. The application process, various learning opportunities and responsibilities undertaken by students, and the benefits and outcomes of the experience are all described. The authors hope that by sharing their learning experiences, more students will be provided with similar opportunities by employing the strategies presented in this article. Nursing research is essential to the nursing profession and is required for ongoing advances that promote optimal nursing care.
The role of a nurse has changed dramatically in the twenty-first century. Nurses work in various settings, such as hospitals, classrooms, community health departments, businesses, home health care, and laboratories. Although each role has different responsibilities, the primary goal of a professional nurse remains the same: to be the client’s advocate and to provide optimal care based on research evidence.
In the United States, baccalaureate programs prepare students for entry-level nursing positions. The goal is to care for individuals throughout their lives. Textbooks, classroom and Web-based instruction, simulation, and clinical experiences are used to gain knowledge. All programs aim for students to graduate as safe, entry-level professionals with a well-rounded introduction to the nursing field. Throughout their curriculum, students are exposed to evidence-based nursing practice; however, time for nursing research is frequently limited. For nursing research, many programs only require one 3-credit hour course. Despite the broad scope of nursing research and its impact on current and future nursing care, this time is limited.
Research Mental health treatment facility.
350- to 525-word summary.
• Identify the facility
• Describe services to be offered at the facility.
• Describe population demographics of those who use the facility
• Describe the facility type’s role in the health care industry, focusing on referral patterns
• Describe key physical structural characteristics of the facility
• Use and cite the Hayward textbook and at least one other credible scholarly reference,
using proper APA formatting for citation and reference listing.
- Analyze essential environmental elements in bariatric facility design that would be important to the facility stakeholders.
175 word response to the following:
- Consider how federal, state, and local regulations influence facility design. Provide and discuss one specific, cited example from at least one of the above categories.