01. Nursing Research
Nursing research is a systematic investigation 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 focus upon the use of evidence from research in order to rationalise nursing interventions. It supports clinical and basic research to establish a scientific basis for the nursing care of individuals across the life span—from management of patients during illness and recovery, to the reduction of risks for disease and disability, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles.