The purpose of this study is to contribute knowledge about whether nursing as scientific practice has developed a relative autonomy and what characterizes the texts produced by inquiring nurses in the new millennium. The data material was achieved after a literature search for scientific articles, written by or with PhD nurses. Method: The empirical material is analysed on the basis of an ongoing abductive and reflective analysis. Findings: The data material comprises 160 articles published in 68 different journals. The following characteristics can be construed from the material: Nurses research the experiences of patients, citizens and relatives. Nurses research nurses. The results of nursing research are primarily descriptive and exploratory. Nursing research has developed further especially in quantity (research environments, researchers and articles). Still it is not the case of an autonomous field as it does not clearly distinguish itself from concepts, classifications and logics in a medical or administrative field.
|Status||Udgivet - 2015|