We know what we know, but we don’t know what we don’t know. This is especially true for the field of nursing. While there are many advances that have been made in the field of nursing, a lot of this is still based on the anecdotal experience of nurses. This doesn’t mean we don’t have valid theories and concepts, but we are still limited by the small number of people that are actually practicing the profession.
We believe that the best way to help you learn to be a better nurse is to take a look at nursing research.
When it comes to nursing research, there is a lot of conflicting information about how nurses practice today. As one of our own research staff, Ive been told that the best way to help me understand how nurses are practicing, is to see what the top rated nursing journals are saying. We dont have the time to read all the journal articles every time we have to look at our patients, so we turn to the nursing research literature.
A quick note on our research methodology, while it is certainly not perfect, there are a few things we have done to help put the data into context. First, we compare our results to the rest of the nursing literature (yes, we are the medical research community) and then we conduct a statistical analysis to determine a reasonable amount of variation in our findings.
Of course, the results do depend a bit on the method and the specific analysis. The largest variation from the rest of the nursing literature is that the sample sizes are small, and the variables are many and varied. Second, the findings might not be a direct reflection of the actual process in practice, as we do not know what the ideal or “normal” is, so our results are based on a single case study.
We do know that there is considerable variation between the methods used by different researchers in terms of how much variation occurs, whether any of the variables are confounders, and how often the findings are actually related to the actual process in practice.
We do know that, in general, there is less variation between studies of the process of clinical nursing than between studies of the clinical process. It is important to point out that these are studies of real people who really do need the care they receive and are not just an average of three women who have their own ideas about nursing. Most studies involving clinical nursing have a number of variables that may be confounders. We do not know if any of these variables are truly independent.
In this area there is a lot of variation, but it has to do with the level of the nurse who is treating the patient. Some nurses are more skilled than others. Some nurses are more proficient than others. Most of the variation is due to how skilled the nurses are. One important point is that the average patient in clinical nursing is not an average nurse.
And that nurse is probably not the same woman who provides care at each hospital bed. The average patient in clinical nursing does not have a nurse who provides care for every bed in the hospital. The average patient in clinical nursing is a woman who is just like the nurses who provide care for the various beds. The average nurse provides care for a large number of beds, but she could be a single woman, a woman with a few minor illnesses, or a woman with many serious illnesses.
Clinical nursing is the care of a patient that is expected to receive, but not necessarily the care of a patient. If a patient is expected to receive, but not necessarily the care of a patient, then the nurse is considered a caretaker and not a care provider. The care of a care provider is different, because the care provider is responsible for providing care for the patient.