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Welcome to the NZ Nursing Research Index, established and maintained by the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.

Start your search of the research index here

Background
The foreward thinking nursing leaders of the Nursing Research Section of NZNO had a vision that a central repository of all New Zealand nursing research should be established. This was the genesis of the NZNO New Zealand Nursing Research Index, initially published in 1983. It has been updated a number of times, the latest major update being in 2009, and has been available on-line since 1999.

Scope
This index includes published and unpublished research that has been undertaken by New Zealand nurses on nursing from January 1999 to June 2008. Publication data prior to 1999 has not been reviewed and updated.

This database is powered by refbase, an open source database front-end for managing academic literature & citations.

Definition of Nursing Research
Research concerned with the practice of nursing, nursing education, nursing policy or nursing management. The NRS guidelines (1998) for research to be included in the index state:

Research is considered to be nursing research when it is:

  • Concerned with the practice of nursing as "a specialised expression of caring concerned primarily with enhancing the abilities of individuals and groups to achieve their health potential within the realities of their life situation."
  • A process of systematic inquiry, the purpose of which is to contribute to the shaping of nursing practice within its changing context.
  • Undertaken to develop knowledge and structures which will guide, validate and support nursing practice.
  • Occurs within the areas of nursing practice, nursing education or nursing policy and management.
  • Undertaken by nurses

Submitting your work
Applications to submit new research onto the index can be made by completing this pdf form and emailing it to researchindex@nzno.org.nz

Contact Information
Further information on the Nursing Research Section of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation can be found here

Other Resources
A database of NZ specific research is also maintained by the Health Improvement and Innovation Research Centre here

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