Research Findings

Nursing Research

Summarizes study findings, including those specific or relevant to nurses and nursing care

Research Activities, January 2014
Improved hospital work environment linked to less nurse burnout and job dissatisfaction

Research Activities, December 2012
The changing role of nurses

Research Activities, November 2012
Self-monitoring of blood pressure along with nurse counseling leads to greater blood pressure control

Research Activities, September 2012
Minority-serving hospitals have problems with quality of care and patient satisfaction

Research Activities, June 2012
Magnet® hospitals offer better work environment for nurses than non-Magnet hospitals

Research Activities, May 2012
Electronic health records improve nursing care, coordination, and patient safety

Research Activities, March 2012
ICU nurses show increasing acceptance of electronic health records
Pediatric nurses express differing perspectives on palliative care

Research Activities, January 2012
California nurse staffing mandate did not reduce nursing workforce skill levels

Research Activities, December 2011
Pharmacy, medical, and nurse practitioner students need more education on drug-drug interactions

Research Activities, November 2011
Nurses in hospital units with a higher proportion of short-term patients take longer to respond to patient call lights

Research Activities, August 2011
Opportunities to pursue bachelor's degrees may be limited for nurses in rural hospitals
Unionized hospital RNs slightly less satisfied with work than nonunionized RNs

Research Activities, July 2011
Mandated increases in nurse staffing levels unevenly affect uncompensated care growth rates in California hospitals

Research Activities, May 2011
Nurse survey identifies important but underused end-of-life care skills

Research Activities, April 2011
Nursing shortage may have adverse impact on public health emergency preparedness

Research Activities, February 2011
Nurses with higher education levels rate themselves as having more clinical expertise and are sought out for their guidance
Nurse-facilitated guided care for elders and their caregivers leads to improved perceptions of quality of care

Research Activities, January 2011
Acceptance of "smart" intravenous infusion pumps is growing among nurses, but challenges remain

Page last reviewed April 2013
Internet Citation: Research Findings: Nursing Research. April 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/resources/nursing/ahrq/ra/index.html