The Wind Beneath Our Wings: A Look at Nursing Research Archive

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Funding the Future of Nursing Research

June 6th, 2007  |  The Wind Beneath Our Wings: A Look at Nursing Research

If you have ever (a) been a baby or (b) had a baby you probably used a product made by Johnson and Johnson. If you are an RN, you may have seen a poster or two from the Johnson and Johnson "Discover Nursing" campaign If you are a nursing researcher, you may be well aware of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. If you are like me and have just realized ... More »

Tell Me What You Want, What You Really, Really Want!

May 30th, 2007  |  The Wind Beneath Our Wings: A Look at Nursing Research

Many different patient surveys are used to ascertain patient "satisfaction". None of them allow patients to actually evaluate their nursing care. There is a discrepancy between measurement of "patient satisfaction" and a genuine evaluation of nursing care received. But... what exactly constitutes "quality nursing care" from the patient's point of view? No real criteria have been defined. Until now. This new assessment tool is called the "Patient's Assessment of Quality Scale - Acute Care Version (PAQS-ACV). ... More »

Magnet Recognition: What Does It Mean to You?

May 23rd, 2007  |  The Wind Beneath Our Wings: A Look at Nursing Research

It started in the 1980s. A group of nursing leaders noted that some hospitals seemed particularly adept at recruiting and retaining nursing staff. The American Academy of Nurses began to study 41 of these hospitals, using the term "Magnet" because of the attraction they seemed to have in the nursing community. By 1993, the American Nurses Credentialing Center had the Magnet Recognition ... More »

Health Parity For All

May 16th, 2007  |  The Wind Beneath Our Wings: A Look at Nursing Research

Carrying on the theme of nursing research discussed in last week's post by Kim McAllister, this column will focus on lessons learned while writing an issues paper to fulfill a nursing course requirement for my impending graduation. I chose the topic of Health Care Disparities because it is appalling to observe the discrimination in treatment and care among varying cultures and people of color in the United States. As I researched the topic, I found no lack of ... More »

The Wind Beneath Our Wings: A Look At Nursing Research

May 9th, 2007  |  The Wind Beneath Our Wings: A Look at Nursing Research

Welcome to the first installment of "The Wind Beneath Our Wings: A Look At Nursing Research"! That's just what this column is about: looking at nursing research. I'll be looking for studies that affect us, our practice and our patients. Nursing research is a new area of interest for me, and I expect this column will evolve as I become more familiar with the research process. ***** Let's start this series with an article in the Journal of Emergency Nursing that ... More »

Subscribe

Subscribe to the NJO blogClick here for a free subscription to the NJO blog. Don't miss a column!

Weekly Columns

Writers

Recent Posts


 
Copyright © 1999-2014 Nursing Jobs, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Call 888.613.8844 (M-F, 7-5 Pacific)

Send a message