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Research WK 1 notesIntroduction to Nursing ResearchNursing research is a systematic process that uses guidelines to produce unbiased answers and solutions to questions about nursing practice and is a critical component of the nursing profession.In this class, we will follow Jane, a new graduate, as she explores a current problem at her facility andworks through the problem for a solution.Hi! I'm Jane Marge.I recently graduated from nursing school with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and started working at the local hospital. It gets a little stressful for me since I am still pretty new at this.A couple of weeks ago, my manager, Nurse Jerry Burns, asked if I would be interested in joining the Nurse Retention Committee.The current members felt that having a new nurse's input would be beneficial.At the very first meeting, the nurses told me that the purpose of the committee was to check the high turnover rate of all levels of nurses at our hospital. I was a little surprised to hear this. I had heard of nurses leaving the hospital, but I never knew the problem was so serious.The atmosphere in the meeting was free and open, and I could see that they genuinely were looking for some frank inputs from me. I admitted to them that I had myself felt overwhelmed many times overthe last month or so. They were a little surprised at my revelation because I was just a month old in the system!We brainstormed for a while and came up with an action plan.Know the ProblemKnowing the problem means being able to identify a gap in nursing practice that can be addressed with evidence."First we need to 'know' the problem. We have to think about why nurses are leaving," Nurse Brown said.
"There are many ways of knowing. Which way of knowing will be useful here?" I asked.Refer to the Watson Caring Science Instituteopens in new windowto read more on related topics from the Caring Science Library of the Watson Caring Science Institute."We need to know empirically," Nurse Burns said
Everyone had something to say since they often interacted with many dissatisfied nurses on a day-to-