Teaching Research: The experience of an introductory course for student nurses in Italy

M. Cuttini

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This paper describes the experience of an introductory course in research methodology which was developed at the Nursing School of the Istituto per l'Infanzia of Trieste, Italy. Third-year student nurses were led to understand the basic principles of research through the design and implementation of a real research project, aimed at exploring mothers' views about rooming-in, nursery organization, and the quality of care received during the first days after delivery. A problem-solving approach to research, where methodological choices were presented as 'problems' whose best solution had to be found on the basis of the study objective and of the available resources, small group working under the supervision of a tutor, and oral class presentation of the work performed, represented the major teaching strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-235
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994


  • Breastfeeding
  • Mothers' Satisfaction
  • Nursing
  • Problem Solving
  • Research
  • Rooming-in
  • Teaching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Clinical Psychology


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