Following a survey of ARNA members in 2016, ARNA has developed agreed priority areas of research and priority research questions of national significance for rehabilitation nursing to guide the allocation of ARNA resources for the support of research. These priority areas and questions will be used to inform the allocation of ARNA funded Research Training Scholarships and Research Grants.
Research priority areas
> The practice of rehabilitation in nursing
> Nurse-sensitive rehabilitation outcomes
> Nursing care delivery models
Research priority questions
> What is the impact of increasing patient acuity within inpatient rehabilitation units on the rehabilitative role of nursing?
> What are the core skills of an effective rehabilitation nurse?
> What are the nursing-sensitive rehabilitation outcomes?