A nursing research proposal refers to the topic for dissertation that has to be submitted by a student of nursing on which she will do her research work while getting her degree. The topic that is to be chosen should be very close to her field of work. Also the student must remember that she needs to be well versed in the topic of her proposal as she has to do an extensive research work on the same. Her conduct of the research and presentation should be understandable to the research committee.

Sample Nursing Research Proposal

Name of the topic: Chronic Alcoholism and pregnancy and problems related to it.

Features of the research work: The main emphasis will be on the problems of alcoholic mothers and their children both during and after pregnancy and the complications that arise due to alcoholism.

Method of research work: Studying the background of the expectant mother and why she resorted to alcoholism and her health condition during and after childbirth. The health condition of the child is to be studied as well.

Hospitals and places to be visited: Visiting hospitals like Scorsese Memorial Hospital, New York and St. Agnes’ Memorial Hospital, New Jersey. There will be occasional visits to Alcoholic Anonymous’ to have a meeting between expectant mothers suffering from alcoholism.

Age group that is to be studied: The age group will be 20 to 35.

Other important things: Talking to Doctors and nurses and studying cases to get firsthand knowledge regarding alcoholism and childbirth.

Estimated time: 6 to 9 months


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