As a nurse or midwife, you’re in a discipline that continually develops and evolves. Clinical research is essential in this development, finding new ways of managing people’s health and improving patient care. And you’ll act as the patients’ advocates, ensuring their safety and protection.
Research will help you to improve patient care and find best practices that are effective. It allows you to be responsive to changes in healthcare, regulations and patient populations. As discoveries are made, your practice will change and develop, always ensuring your patients are getting the best evidence-based practices.
Understanding research outcomes empowers you to use these discoveries to make meaningful clinical and care decisions. Your work is based on the results of research.
It is vital you understand, evaluate and use research to advance your profession and your career, to stay updated and ultimately offer better patient care.
Our Research Focus
At Monash Nursing and Midwifery (MNM), our focus is on clinical, education and health services research that addresses healthcare across the lifespan. Our collaborative connections with multiple health services allow for early implementation of healthcare innovations and help to ensure evidence-based practice.
Our areas of research excellence cover:
Our education and research sees us rank highly as one of Australia’s leading nursing schools. Ranked 17th globally for nursing in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, with a current ERA ranking of 4 (above world standard) and a 2018 rank of 32 globally for nursing in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).