Real Stories of Nursing Research: The Quest for Magnet Recognition
M. Maureen Kirkpatrick McLaughlin (PhD Nursing ’04), Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing, and Sally A. Bulla (PhD Nursing ’03)
Real Stories of Nursing Research: The Quest for Magnet Recognition (Jones and Bartlett, 2010) demonstrates how direct care nurses in clinical settings can conduct nursing research studies that affect and improve patient care. Highlighting research in Magnet-designated hospitals in all types of settings, this reference includes studies that have used quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method designs. This text takes real nurses’ stories and their research abstracts and shows that staff nurses can do research.