AACN's Research Priority Areas

These current priorities reflect areas of interest and relevance to AACN and its members and provide a framework for identifying potential gaps in the development or use of nursing knowledge.

These have been summarized into five broad priority areas to guide future research activities and initiatives.

  • Effective and appropriate use of technology to achieve optimal patient assessment, management and/or outcomes
  • Creation of healing, humane environment
  • Processes and systems that foster the optimal contribution of critical care nurses
  • Effective approaches to symptom management
  • Prevention and management of complications

Read Key Issues and Recommendations on Critical Care Research by the Multisociety Task Force of the Critical Care Societies Collaborative — AACN, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society and Society of Critical Care Medicine — in the American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC):

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