Describe, collect statistics and use data from clinical researches
Remember: Don’t rely on theory exclusively. Though some of the nursing methods aren’t changing for decades, lots of new protocols of treatment are written every year, so always check if you are using the most up-to-date information. Search for practical proofs of the quality of the methods you describe, collect statistics and use data from clinical researches – it will add a lot of credibility to your paper.
Another important but often forgotten thing is: write about something either interesting or useful for you. Lots of research papers are written not as well as they could be exactly because their authors weren’t interested in research topics in nursing they explore. Try to think about the direction you are going to use in the future: in your own work for your next research paper. This will give you the feeling that your work is truly important and also will spare you a lot of time when you’ll need the data you already gathered for this research.
If you are not sure what will be your working field later, try to explore a special disease or health condition that may interest you. Though not very practical, this research paper can be very interesting for your own development and will bring you some new knowledge that will answer your own nursing research questions.
Good Research Topic for Nursing Students:
Home care versus nursing homes
3 articles about the difference between Homecare versus nursing homes.