2006, Cilt 13, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 064-071
Science, Scientific Research Process and Nursing
Yrd.Doç.Dr. Şerife Karagözoğlu
Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Yüksekokulu Hemşirelik Esasları Anabilim Dalı
Keywords: Science, knowledge, scientific method, nursing, nursing science, nursing research

The leading condition of professionalism in nursing is surely to understand science and scientific method sufficiently and reflect it to the profession. Research conducted through scientific method in nursing will take nurses from experience based decision making to the conscious of evidence based one, and the nursing that produce its own knowledge will undertake more responsibility for the scientific value and use of the information. Nursing studies carried out in the field of practice will enable nurses to improve their abilities in evaluating their studies critically, and will form the culture of practicing that ground on the scientific knowledge.

In this context, the main aim of this article to draw the attention of nurses working in the surrounding where the health services are provided to the importance of science and scientific research process for being a scientific nursing discipline, and to display the main knowledge, understanding and concepts that can contribute to the re-construction of nursing researches under the light of scientific method.