Research

Clinical nurse specialists are frequently called on the participate in, conduct, or analyze research. The NACNS Research Committee developed the resources in this section to help CNSs who have questions about getting started or furthering their research career.

2017-2022 NACNS Research Agenda

  • Clinical Practice Application (patient-centered outcomes, population health management, and comparative effectiveness)
  • Health Care System (delivery, services, costs, safety, nurse-sensitive indicators)
  • Health Care Policy (scope of practice, regulation)
  • Health Promotion (wellness management, disease management, symptom management, quality of life, functional status)
  • Education (health care provider/students, patients, families, vulnerable and/or unique populations, communities)
  • Palliative Care Across the Lifespan

2017-2022 Research Priorities

  • Clinical Practice Application (patient-centered outcomes, population health management, and comparative effectiveness)
  • Health Care System (delivery, services, costs, safety, nurse-sensitive indicators)

2017-2022 NACNS Research Priorities and Agenda (PDF)