History of Nursing Research Worksheet
There have been many influential publications, agencies, and people in the field of nursing research. Write 1–3 sentences in each cell of the table below to describe the importance, goal, or influence of each item.
Publications First publication date and importance:
Nursing Research First published: 1952
Importance: “Nursing Research covers key issues, including health promotion, human responses to illness, acute care nursing research, symptom management, cost-effectiveness, vulnerable populations, health services, and community-based nursing studies” (Henly, 2013).
Sigma Theta Tau Journal published by this organization is now called Image—The Journal of Nursing Scholarship First published: 1967
Importance: “This widely read and respected journal features peer-reviewed, thought-provoking articles representing research by some of the world’s leading nurse researchers. Reaching health professionals, faculty and students in 90 countries, the Journal of Nursing Scholarship is focused on the health of people throughout the world. It reflects the society’s dedication to providing the tools necessary to improve nursing care around the world” (Hegyvary, 2011).
Research in Nursing and Health First published: 1978
Importance: “a general peer-reviewed research journal devoted to publication of a wide range of research and theory that will inform the practice of nursing and other health disciplines. It has influenced on nursing education administration, health issues related to nursing, and testing research in practice” ("Research In Nursing & Health ", n.d.).
Western Journal of Nursing Research First published: 1979
Importance: “The dissemination of research studies, book reviews, discussion and debate, and meeting calendars, all directed to a general nursing audience. It has risen to the challenges of the ever-changing nursing research field, providing an innovative forum for