The AACN’s position statement on nursing research emphasizes the importance of nursing research in advancing the profession, improving healthcare outcomes, and informing healthcare policy. They highlight that nursing research should be focused on patient-centered care, safety, quality improvement, and healthcare system transformation.
Based on this guidance, a potential problem that could be investigated through nursing research is the impact of nurse-led interventions on patient safety and outcomes in acute care settings. This research could explore the role of nurse practitioners, educators, informaticists, or administrators in implementing evidence-based interventions to reduce medication errors, prevent falls, improve patient communication, and enhance the overall quality of care. The study could also examine the impact of nurse-led interventions on patient satisfaction, hospital readmissions, and healthcare costs.
Overall, the goal of this research would be to identify effective strategies for improving patient safety and outcomes in acute care settings and inform the development of evidence-based nursing practice guidelines.