The majority of nurses are not involved in research that could benefit patient care. The nurses cite the lack of sufficient opportunity as the barrier to getting into research.
– Factors that are holding back nurses from research are education structures, workforce pressures, lack of information, and negative perceptions.
– Research conducted by nurses is critical in furthering best practice in the nursing profession.
– Consensus within the nursing profession focuses on the need to promote clinical academic careers and open up research opportunities for nurses.
It is encouraging that so many people think [research] is important and hopefully it might mean that more nurses get involved.
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