Can you do research as a nursing student?
Despite the busy schedules, long hours, and overwhelming workloads, studying nursing provides students opportunities, through a university or nursing school, to participate in research.
How do you find undergraduate research opportunities?
How to Find a Research Position
- Contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the department of your intended major.
- Visit departmental websites, where faculty will describe their research interests.
- Talk to instructors of your courses, especially those you have enjoyed.
What qualifies as undergraduate research?
The Council for Undergraduate Research defines undergraduate research as “an inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline.” Research can also take place in many places and at many times.
What skills do you gain from undergraduate research?
While some of your learning will be research-specific, undergraduate research also develops transferable skills with broad application, including critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, and independence.
How do you get involved in nursing research?
How can nurses get involved in research?
- Participating in a journal club in a practice setting, which involves regular meetings among nurses to discuss and critique research articles.
- Attending research presentations at professional conferences.
- Discussing the implications and relevance of research findings with clients.
What are the benefits of undergraduate research?
Consider how the research experience can benefit you, too.
- Exploring career directions.
- Building transferable skills and enhancing resumes.
- Learning to publicly advocate for and defend work.
- Getting a leg up on graduate or professional school.
- Contributing knowledge and impacting the world.
Is undergraduate research paid?
During the school year, it’s very common to find undergraduate students doing research for college credit, so they don’t get paid. Most universities and colleges offer their science majors the opportunity to gain some sort of research experience.
What are undergraduate researchers called?
The results of undergraduate research can sometimes be published in peer-reviewed venues, such as an undergraduate research journal dedicated specifically to such work, or in traditional academic journals with the student as a coauthor. Both students and faculty recognize the benefits of undergraduate research.
Is undergraduate research hard?
In my experience, starting undergraduate research right out of freshman year was extremely difficult because I did not have the coursework to help out. That being said, I found that if I studied/worked hard in lab, it would translate to easier upper-division coursework.
How do you succeed in undergraduate research?
- Rule 1: Start early.
- Rule 2: Know your foundational knowledge and skills.
- Rule 3: Let passion guide your research interests and goals.
- Rule 4: Build positive relationships with your lab colleagues.
- Rule 5: Keep an open mind and do not be afraid to ask questions.
How does the AACN play a role in nursing research?
Research Mission Patients and their families rely on nurses at the most vulnerable times of their lives. Acute and critical care nurses rely on AACN for expert knowledge and the influence to fulfill their promise to patients and their families. AACN drives excellence because nothing less is acceptable.
How does research improve nursing practice?
Research helps nurses determine effective best practices and improve patient care. The findings from peer-reviewed studies can correct old misunderstandings, pave the way for new treatment protocols and create new methodology — all of which improve patient outcomes.