Clinical

Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

Importance and use of correlational research

Background The importance of correlational research has been reported in the literature yet...

An examination of envy and jealousy in nursing academia

Aim To discuss envy and jealousy and how their positive and negative aspects among nurse...

Essential methodological considerations when using grounded theory

Aim To suggest important methodological considerations when using grounded theory....

Essentials of building a career in nursing research

Background Nursing research is fundamental to driving evidence-based practice and achieving...

Adaptation and validation of a survey instrument measuring perceived preparedness of...

Background In Australia, a significant percentage of bachelor of nursing students are...

‘Half the fun is getting there’: a beginner’s guide to doctoral study

Background There is a significant need for more nurses to enrol in doctoral studies and to...

Capturing the carer’s experience: a researcher’s reflections

Aim To reflect on the methodological challenges of conducting a study exploring the...

Participatory action research for women with anorexia nervosa

Aim To discuss the application of the principles of participatory action research (...

Variation of Kozinets’ framework and application to nursing research

Background Online communities are new sites for undertaking research, with their...

Fundamentals of estimating sample size

Background Estimating sample size is an integral requirement in the planning stages...

Exploring how to increase response rates to surveys of older people

Aim To address the special considerations that need to be taken into account when...

Exploring recruitment issues in stroke research: a qualitative study of nurse...

Aim To explore the practice of experienced stroke nurse researchers to understand...

Protocol for a block randomised controlled trial of an intervention to improve heart...

Aim To describe the design of a randomised controlled trial conducted to evaluate a...

Validation of the professional practice environment scale in nurse educators in...

Aim To report an assessment of the psychometric properties of the Professional...

Involving mental health service users in suicide-related research: a qualitative...

Aim To describe the research model developed and successfully deployed as part of a...

Mixed-methods study to develop a patient complexity assessment instrument for district...

Background There is increasing reference to complex patient needs in health care....

Setting a research question, aim and objective

Aim To describe the development of a research question, aim and objective.

Lessons learned from recruiting nursing homes to a quantitative cross-sectional pilot...

Background A growing older adult population is leading to increased admission rates...

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