Bedside to bench: re‐thinking nursing research
In nursing education, we need a fundamental review of nursing research from its conception to its application, incorporating how best to teach, examine and apply nursing research in undergraduate and post graduate education. Realistic learning outcomes with incremental building of research teaching content from research appreciation to advanced research methods is key to a successful approach. The determination of appropriate methods of student assessment will require profiling of content with progression from understanding nomenclature, to interpretation and systematic reviewing of literature (undergraduate), to critiquing and undertaking pilot study research work (post graduate), to the competencies of the commanding role of Principal Investigator. It should also be mandatory that all nursing research activity in whatever form should have meaningful links with clinical nursing and patient care.