Community Nursing Research: NUEVO LEON, MEXICO

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After a 10-year history of community health nursing research conducted by graduate students at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico, the faculty recognized a need to synthesize their work into a monograph. The purpose was to guide nursing practice, incorporate the findings into the body of nursing knowledge, and identify future research needs. Starting in 1994, three faculty members reviewed 29 theses written by community nursing majors from 1986 to 1993 to meet the requirements for the master's degree in nursing. They classified the studies according to their principal focus and synthesized the findings to derive common phenomena and themes. The endeavor resulted in a 40-page document and a proposed model in the form of an unpublished monograph. For this article, parts of the monograph are summarized and translated into English.

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