Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Research & Theory - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Nursing Research & Theory. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Research & Theory - August 2021

Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice, 4th Edition Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN and Ellen Fineout-Overholt, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN Enhance your clinical decision-making capabilities and improve patient outcomes through evidence-based practice. Develop the skills and knowledge you need to make evidence-based practice (EBP) an integral part of your clinical decision-making and everyday nursing practice with this proven, approachable text. Written in a straightforward, conversational style, Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare delivers real-world examples and meaningful strategies in every chapter to help you confidently meet today’s clinical challenges and ensure positive patient outcomes. New Making Connections: An EBP Exemplar opens each unit, immersing you in an unfolding case study of EBP in real-life practice. New Chapters reflect the most current implications of EBP on health policy and the context, content, and outcomes of implementing EBP competencies in clinical and academic settings. New Learning objectives and EBP Terms to Learn at both the unit and chapter levels help you study efficiently and stay focused on essential concepts and vocabulary. Making EBP Real features continue to end each unit with real-world examples that demonstrate the principles of EBP applied. EBP Fast Facts reinforce key points at a glance. Clinical Scenarios clarify the EBP process and enhance your rapid appraisal capabilities. .

  • Author: Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk PhD RN CPNP/PMHNP FNAP
  • Publisher: LWW; 4th edition (November 24, 2018)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1496384539
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1.1 x 9.9 inches


2. Essentials of Nursing Research: Appraising Evidence for Nursing Practice

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Research & Theory - August 2021

The world’s most widely used nursing research textbook,   Essentials of Nursing Research , Tenth Edition  equips students with everything they need to confidently apply research to nursing practice.  AJN  award-winning authors Denise Polit and Cheryl Beck clarify the language of nursing research and instill a practical understanding of nursing research fundamentals and the research process for both quantitative and qualitative studies — including design principles; sampling and data collection; criteria for assessing data quality; appraising the quality, rigor, and trustworthiness of studies; and approaches to understand the statistical results.    This updated edition incorporates the latest clinical insights and approaches to research to familiarize students with increasingly important considerations in today’s nursing practice, including the involvement of patients and stakeholders in translating research evidence to local settings; the appraisal of not only the rigor of research designs and methods but also the relevance and applicability of practice-based evidence; and the effective use of research in local quality improvement (QI) projects.  UPDATED! New organization  simplifies the presentation of complex topics and better facilitates the use of research evidence in nursing practice.       Clear, approachable writing  makes difficult ideas easily digestible, even to students with no prior knowledge of technical terms.  Critical Appraisal Guidelines  walk students through studies and highlight aspects amenable to evaluation by research consumers .    Research Examples  and   Critical Thinking Exercises  emphasize important points and sharpen students’ critical thinking skills.   Tips  help students confidently translate abstract notions of research methods into concrete applications.  Colorful tables, figures, and examples  engage students’ attention and reinforce their understanding. Chapter Objectives  emphasize essential information in each chapter.  Key Terms  familiarize students with common research terms. Bulleted  Summary Points  highlight key takeaways at a glance. Ensure a mastery of essential nursing skills and equip students for success throughout the nursing education continuum with the complete  Essentials of Nursing Research,  Tenth Edition  solution: Lippincott® CoursePoint Study Guide for Essentials of Nursing Research,  Tenth Edition

  • Author: Denise Polit
  • Publisher: LWW; Tenth, North American edition (March 18, 2021)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1975141851
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.75 x 9.75 inches


3. Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Research & Theory - August 2021

Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice, Third Edition is an essential resource for advanced practice nursing students in master's and doctoral programs. This text is appropriate for students needing an introductory understanding of philosophy and how a theory is constructed as well as students and nurses who understand theory at an advanced level. The Third Edition features expanded discussion of the AACN DNP essentials which is critical for DNP students as well as PhD students who need a better understanding of the DNP educated nurse's role. Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice, Third Edition covers a wide variety of theories in addition to nursing theories. Coverage of non nursing related theory is beneficial to nurses because of the growing national emphasis on collaborative, interdisciplinary patient care. New to the Third Edition: • Updated content based on current literature and practice • New chapter on nursing theories related to health inequity and disparities • Expanded coverage of the DNP degree • New case studies

  • Author: Janie B. Butts
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 3rd edition (March 23, 2017)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1284112245
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 1.6 x 8.9 inches


4. Nursing Pharmacology (Quick Study Academic)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Research & Theory - August 2021

Having proficient knowledge of medical drugs and their effects on the human body is an especially important part of a nurse’s duties―therefore, nursing students or those already practicing will find much to learn from when using our newest 3-panel guide. Color-coded sections feature comprehensive information on different types of drugs, their uses, how they’re administered and any possible side effects. It’s a fluff-free reference tool guaranteed to become a nurse’s best friend.

  • Author: Inc. BarCharts
  • Publisher: QuickStudy; 1st edition (May 31, 2011)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Nursing
  • ISBN: 978-1423216551
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 0.06 inches


5. Theoretical Basis for Nursing

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Research & Theory - August 2021

Enhance clinical practice with a clear understanding of nursing theory. Access the essential information you need to understand and apply theory in practice, research, education, and administration/management. The most concise and contemporary nursing theory resource available, Theoretical Basis for Nursing , 5th Edition , clarifies the application of theory and helps you become a more confident, well-rounded nurse. This acclaimed text is extensively researched and easy to read, giving you an engaging, approachable guide to developing, analyzing, and evaluating theory in your nursing career. NEW Ethical Theories and Principles chapter familiarizes you with emerging trends in evidence-based, clinically ethical practice. NEW higher education boxes outline important connections with AACN’s “Essentials of Master’s Education” and “Essentials of Doctoral Education” to help you advance your nursing career prospects through additional education. Link to Practice boxes provide concrete examples of how theory guides nursing practice. Case Studies help you apply specific content to common scenarios encountered in everyday practice. Learning Activities test your understanding of key concepts. Chapter Summaries and Key Points recap important chapter content at a glance. Online Literature Assessment Activity and case studies challenge you to think critically about textbook content.

  • Author: Melanie McEwen PhD RN
  • Publisher: LWW; 5th edition (February 20, 2018)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1496351203
  • Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.9 x 9.9 inches


6. Burns and Grove's The Practice of Nursing Research: Appraisal, Synthesis, and Generation of Evidence

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Research & Theory - August 2021

A previous AJN Book-of-the-Year Award winner, Burns & Grove’s The Practice of Nursing Research: Appraisal, Synthesis, and Generation of Evidence, 9 th Edition is the trusted resource for those wanting to master the research methods that are foundational to evidence-based practice. This highly respected textbook covers how to appraise and apply existing research evidence, as well as how to participate in research and quality improvement projects. This new 9th edition has been extensively updated to reflect today’s focus on online research in the digital era and includes clear, step-by-step guidelines for all major quantitative and qualitative research approaches ― including supporting examples from the latest high-quality literature. There’s also new content on translational research, coverage of the most current research tools and techniques, and an increased use of illustrations, tables, and other visuals to help engage visually oriented readers of all levels. Coverage of quantitative, qualitative, and other research methodologies provides a solid foundation to conduct, appraise, and apply research evidence to the realities of today's clinical practice. Balanced coverage of qualitative and quantitative methods addresses the qualitative research methodologies that are often the starting point of research projects, particularly in magnet hospitals and DNP programs. Clear, comprehensive coverage is organized into five units that include: an introduction to nursing research; coverage of the research process; application for evidence-based health care; how to analyze data, determine outcomes, and disseminate research; and how to propose and seek funding for research. Strong emphasis on evidence-based practice addresses this key graduate-level QSEN competency and reinforces how to generate research evidence and appraise and synthesize existing research for application to clinical practice. Rich examples from nursing literature bring research principles to life. Emphasis on the most currently used research methodologies focuses on the methods used in both quantitative research and qualitative research, as well as outcomes research and mixed-methods research. Coverage of digital data collection examines the use of online research tools. Quick-reference summaries include a table of research methods inside the front cover and a list of types of research syntheses (with definitions) inside the back cover. Helpful user resources are included with each new text purchase on the companion Evolve website and feature 400 interactive review questions along with a library of 10 full-text research articles. NEW! Extensively updated content reflects the most current quantitative and qualitative approaches to nursing research, as well as the most current research tools and techniques used in the digital era. NEW! Updated research examples throughout incorporate the best examples of current literature, with increased emphasis on international examples to reflect the increasingly global nature of nursing research. NEW! Increased use of visuals includes the addition of more illustrations, tables, and boxes to help break up long passages of text for today’s more visually oriented learners of all levels. NEW! Revised chapters offer improved clarity and usability in the areas of research problems and purpose, quantitative research design, quantitative methodology, and qualitative methodology. NEW! Increased emphasis on hospital magnet status reflects the effect this status has on improving nursing competency and quality outcomes. UPDATED! Coverage of certain qualitative research content has been de-emphasized to reflect the decreased use of certain methodologies (e.g., historical research) and to allow the introduction of additional methodologies that are growing in use.

  • Author: Jennifer R. Gray PhD RN FAAN
  • Publisher: Elsevier; 9th edition (October 9, 2020)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0323673174
  • Dimensions: 7.25 x 1.25 x 9 inches


7. The ReMar Review Quick Facts for NCLEX

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Research & Theory - August 2021

Quick Facts for NCLEX® RN / LPN with Pharmacology is by far our best-selling NCLEX® Study Guide and the foundation of the ReMar Review Comprehensive Self Study Program! This study guide is designed to give you Core Content in a simple, easy to understand, "no nonsense" structure that will help you quickly identify your strengths and analyze areas of weakness. With Quick Facts you will immediately begin to comprehend many of the major areas of Core Content that are essential to Pass NCLEX® RN & LPN or breeze past your nursing school's exit exam! YOUR SUCCESS IN NURSING is determined by your ability to think, plan, decide, and take action. Those same steps are needed when you are taking NCLEX®. The stronger your skills in nursing fundamentals the faster you will be able to learn how to critically think. With Quick Facts as your primary study guide you will be able to achieve the same type of results as our students who have passed NCLEX® and are now living out their dreams. Please believe me when I tell you that you need to know everything in this book! Memorize it from cover to cover. There is no skipping with Quick Facts because everything here is essential for NCLEX®! If you are studying Quick Facts alone make the most of your time by covering 7-10 pages each day studying 45 minutes to 1 hour daily. Using this method you will cover Quick Facts in approximately 2 weeks and most students like to go over it a few times! The ReMar Review invites nursing students of all backgrounds to reap the benefits of this turbocharged streamlined NCLEX® resource! Whether studying for NCLEX® for the first or the fifth time I want to let you know that you can Pass NCLEX®! Quick Facts for NCLEX Study DVD is available on website only.

  • Author: Regina M. Callion MSN RN
  • Publisher: ReMar Review; Added NCLEX Questions ed. edition (January 1, 2016)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-0996885614
  • Dimensions: 7.99 x 0.27 x 10 inches


8. Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Research & Theory - August 2021

The American Nurses Association is proud to announce a completely updated Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (The Code). This book is the definitive framework for ethical analysis and decision-making for RNs across all practice levels, roles and settings. Revisions were made in response to the complexities of modern nursing, to simplify and more clearly articulate the content, to anticipate advances in health care, and to incorporate aids that would make it richer, more accessible, and easier to use. The Code, consisting of nine provisions and the accompanying interpretive statements: Provides a succinct statement of the ethical values, obligations, and duties of every individual who enters the nursing profession. Serves as the professions nonnegotiable ethical standard. Expresses nursings own understanding of its commitment to society. The Code is particularly useful to in todays health care environment because it reiterates the fundamental values and commitments of the nurse (Provisions 13), identifies the boundaries of duty and loyalty (Provisions 46), and describes the duties of the nurse that extend beyond individual patient encounters (Provisions 79). This revision retains interpretive statements for each provision that provide more specific guidance for practice. The statements are responsive to the contemporary context of nursing and recognize the larger scope of nursings concern in relation to health. It also includes another innovation: links to foundational and supplemental documents, which will be available later in 2015. ANAs Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements is the promise that nurses are doing their best to provide care for their patients and their communities and are supporting each other in the process so that all nurses can fulfill their ethical and professional obligations. It is important tool that can be used now as leverage to a better future for nurses, patients and health care. This Code is a reflection of the proud ethical heritage of nursing, a guide for all nurses now and into the future.

  • Author: American Nurses Association
  • Publisher: American Nurses Association; Second edition (January 14, 2015)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1558105997
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.15 x 9 inches


9. Knowledge Development in Nursing: Theory and Process

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Research & Theory - August 2021

Apply the five patterns of knowing to improve patient care! Knowledge Development in Nursing: Theory and Process, 10th Edition helps you understand nursing theory and its links with nursing research and practice. It examines the principles of knowledge development, from the relationship between patterns of knowing to their use in evidence-based nursing care. Written by nursing educators Peggy Chinn and Maeona Kramer, this unique book is updated with new examples from clinical practice. Coverage of the five Patterns of Knowing includes empiric, personal, aesthetic, ethical, and emancipatory knowledge, defining the different types of knowledge and how they relate to each other. Full-color map in the book and online animation depict how the patterns of knowing are related. Think About It questions sharpen your understanding of the emancipatory knowing process of praxis ― a synthesis of thoughtful reflection, caring, and action. Discussion of evidence-based practice provides examples of how the five patterns of knowing may be applied to nursing practice.   Interpretive summaries highlight the interrelatedness of all patterns of knowing, making it easier to master all dimensions of knowing. A glossary defines the key terms and concepts of nursing theory. NEW! Updated real-life examples bring complex concepts to life. NEW! Embedded prompts promote understanding and reflection: Why is this important?, Consider this, Imagine this, and Discuss this .

  • Author: Peggy L. Chinn PhD RN FAAN
  • Publisher: Mosby; 10th edition (December 18, 2017)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0323530613
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches


10. Nursing Research

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Research & Theory - August 2021

Whether used to help students learn how to perform research or how to critically appraise research reports for use in practice, this authoritative, approachable textbook shows how nursing research is applicable across today’s changing healthcare field. AJN award-winning authors Denise Polit and Cheryl Beck detail the latest methodologic innovations that have arisen in nursing, medicine, and the social sciences in their signature user-friendly style, accompanied by the helpful learning features, pedagogy, and clean design that have made this book a classic.   The updated 11th Edition adds two new chapters designed to help students ensure the accuracy and effectiveness of research methods and the relevance and applicability of nursing inquiries. Extensively revised content throughout strengthens students’ ability to locate and rank clinical evidence, verify the authoritativeness of systematic reviews, and distinguish interpretive approaches from aggregative approaches using meta-aggregation.  NEW! Quality Improvement and Improvement Science chapter provides methods and frameworks to help students develop and assess improvement projects. NEW! Applicability, Generalizability, and Relevance: Toward Practice-Based Evidence chapter details cutting-edge strategies to meet the growing need for patient-centered, practice-based evidence. UPDATED! Revised content throughout reflects the latest methodologic approaches to ranking evidence, verifying systematic reviews, using meta-aggregation, and more. Critical appraisal guidelines help students focus on specific aspects of a report for the most effective appraisal. Clear, user-friendly writing style introduces concepts logically and clarifies difficult ideas. Specific research tips translate abstract notions into practical strategies to help students confidently apply chapter lessons in real-life situations. Research examples throughout the text illustrate key points and stimulate critical thinking. A comprehensive index provides fast, efficient access to precise information. Tables, figures, and bulleted summaries reinforce essential chapter concepts at a glance.

  • Author: Denise Polit
  • Publisher: LWW; 11th edition (February 12, 2020)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1975110642
  • Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.4 x 9.1 inches