ICN is committed to supporting nursing research as a powerful tool for generating new knowledge and evidence to underpin nursing practice. Nursing has an obligation to society to provide care that is continually researched and evaluated. Nurses working singly or in multidisciplinary research teams can offer new insights and unique perspectives to the research process.
Nursing research provides opportunities for linkages between those involved in the research process, practising nurses, other health professionals, policy makers and the public. With the rapid advances in knowledge and technology, nursing research serves as a framework for organising facts and evidence into a coherent and usable format.
A research network provides a vehicle for continual exchange of knowledge and experience. The ICN Research Network will serve as a forum for exchange of ideas, experience and expertise and as a vital resource bank for global nursing and health research.