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Innovation in Nursing: A Concept Analysis | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 2471-9846

Journal of Community & Public Health Nursing
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Research Article

Innovation in Nursing: A Concept Analysis

Nurten Kaya1*, Nuray Turan2 and Gülsün Özdemir Aydin2

1Istanbul University, Health Sciences Faculty, Turkey

2Istanbul University, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Turkey

*Corresponding Author:
Nurten Kaya
Associate Professor, Istanbul University, Health Sciences Faculty, Turkey
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Received date: October 17, 2015 Accepted date: December 29, 2015 Published date: January 05, 2016

Citation: Kaya N, Turan N, Aydin GÖ (2016) Innovation in Nursing: A Concept Analysis. J Comm Pub Health Nursing 1:108. doi:10.4172/2471-9846.1000108

Copyright: © 2016 Kaya N, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


The healthcare industry has experienced a proliferation of innovations for enhancing the life expectancy, quality of life, diagnostic, treatment and caring options, as well as the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the healthcare systems. Information technology has also played a vital role in the innovation of nursing care. The term in nursing innovation is widely used throughout nursing and allied health literature; however, the meaning of the term is not clear. This paper is a report of an analysis of the concept of innovation in nursing and provides a greater understanding of innovation and its use in the nursing profession.