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Research skills should be embedded in undergraduate nursing programmes
  1. Jan Powers
  1. Parkview Health System, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jan Powers, Parkview Health System, Fort Wayne, IN 46895, USA; Jan.powers{at}

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Commentary on: Gros-Navés S, Contreras-Higuera W, Canet-Vélez O, Torralbas-Ortega J, Taló M, Roca J. The effect of writing a bachelor thesis on attitudes towards nursing research and development: A cross-sectional comparative study between students and professionals. Nurse Educ Today. 2022 Nov;118:105 532. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2022.105532. Epub 2022 Aug 31.

Implications for practice and research

  • Promoting research development early in nursing education improves perceptions and use of research findings among practising nurses.

  • Future research is essential to identify strategies that contribute to developing clinical inquiry skills leading to optimal patient outcomes.


Research is essential for nursing practice and must be duly enhanced during university training. There is considerable evidence linking research and evidence-based practice to improved nursing practice.1 In this study, Gros-Navés et al sought to assess the impact of writing a bachelor’s thesis on attitudes towards nursing research …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.