Today’s health care has a high demand for applying research to health carebased on the best developmental scientific evidence. The biggest challenge in todays health care is providing evidence based cost effective quality care that will improve practice and overall patient outcomes. Only fifty five percent of the time patients get evidence based recommended course of treatment (Wolfe 2001). That means patients are not getting the latest standard of care not getting the care that the patients deserve.By conducting ongoing research the results generate knowledge in areas that indirectly affect nursing care process. As well as providing support for the quality and cost effectiveness of interventions.Nursing research provides the foundation for practice decisions and behaviors.The nursing profession needs to integrate evidence into practice to improve the nursing practice.Nurses have the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference to the quality of patient care by raising the profile of their research activity (Mccance 2006).Nursing is the key to maximizing evidence based outcomes and enhancing patient care.Nurses have incrediblycreative and solution focused ideas.For example research has been conducted on hospital acquired infections and hospital injuries occurring from patient falls. This research and development has improved outcomes tremendously. Organizations are seeing a decrease in both.
generate knowledge in areas that indirectly affect nursing care process