Research Roles and Professional Values


ResearchRoles and Professional Values

SelectedNursing Roles Discussion

Nursingroles are vital for the performance of the nurse in health care. Toperform well as a nurse requires expertise in the role of giving careand management of the care given in a health care facility (Kathleen,2014). Therefore, this paper selects a provider of care and a managerof care as the roles of reference in exploring how evidence basedpractice, research, and theory knowledge relates to them.

Asa provider of care, a nurse requires the use of evidence basedpractice that is guided by research. Through research, a nurse willunderstand the practice by observing procedures and regulations forhealth care providers. As a caring nurse, one should understand thecauses of the situations that patients have (Baillie &amp Black,2014). Through research, the nurse will explore new knowledge thatwill allow him or her to provide better care to the patients.According to Ellis (2010), evidence based practice cultivates theculture of using research to explore the ways of providing good care.The research allows nurses to acquire knowledge that relates to theprovision of care.

Asa manager of care, a nurse needs to understand how to provide thecare and coordinate the roles of other nurses. This means that thenurse can use evidence based practices in order to understand theenvironment that he or she is operating and managing (Kathleen,2014). Through research, a manager of care is able to get answers tothe issues that arise in the provision and management of care.Moreover, as manager of care, a nurse needs to acquire adequateknowledge that relates to both the provision of care and alsomanagement of care.

ProfessionalValues and evidence based practice

Theuse of evidence based practice provides a nurse with an opportunityto learn how to be effective in the application of their professionalvalues of their services. One of the most important professionalvalues in nursing is autonomy. To promote professional autonomy, anurse can use evidence based practice to effectively make appropriatedecisions (Baillie &amp Black, 2014). According to Ellis (2010),evidence based practice involves the use of research to makedecisions that promote health care provision by nurses. Throughevidence based practice, a nurse will be facilitated to be autonomousin making decision by integrating his or her expertise with the mostappropriate evidence.

Throughthe use of evidence based practice, I would be able to determine thebest decision to make in the prevailing nursing condition. Forexample, the nursing practice involves serving the community, whichpresents the dynamism of the social aspects that affect the provisionof health care. Due to this dynamism, evidence based practice isnecessary to inform my decisions based on the most closely relatedevidence and research. The reliance of the evidence based practicefacilitates my autonomy in making decisions, especially those thatrelates to the provision of health care in the community set up. Theautonomous decisions will be appropriate to the situations I work insince the evidence applied relies on research findings.

TheChoice to Pursue BSN

Beinga call, nursing requires commitment and dedication to the provisionof health care, more than other professions. This is what I noticedwhen I realized my passion and a deep calling of being a nurse.Sparked by this realization, I established that there is a demand fornurses worldwide. As the ultimate goal in my life, I desire toprovide care to people of all walks of life. Therefore, I havedecided to pursue nursing to achieve my goal and serve in china orthe United States where there are bilingual Chinese.

Asa bilingual Chinese, I feel I should solve the need for nurses whocan converse in the two languages so as to serve the population ofthe Chinese immigrants in the United States. This demographic sectionhas grown rapidly since the 1990s and 2000s to hit the current 3.3million Chinese. In the United States, only a relatively low numberof the Chinese are proficient in English language. Therefore, thereis a need for the privileged few to pursue nursing and learn how tocare for the others. To solve this need, I decided to pursue BSNcourse and provide Chinese Americans with health care.

Reasonsfor a BSN Pursuit

Thereasons for my pursuit of nursing compare positively to theprofessional values held above. My decision to pursue a BSN isinformed by the professional value of caring for people. I feel thatnursing is a call that requires professionalism in caring for peoplewith a lot of passion. Therefore, I will have genuine care in theapplication of the professional value that relates to caring as anurse. The decision to serve Chinese Americans relates to theautonomy that a nurse should adopt when serving certain demographicsand is based on the research that few Chinese are able to pursue aBSN in an English speaking country. This shows that my reasons forpursuing a BSN are congruent to the professional values that I desireto observe.


Baillie,L., &amp Black, S. (2014). ProfessionalValues in Nursing.New York: CRC Press

Ellis,P. (2010). Evidence-basedPractice in Nursing.NewYork: SagePublications

Kathleen,M. (2014). RoleDevelopment in Professional Nursing Practice.Sudbury,MA:Jones&amp Bartlett Publishers