It took a lot of time and effort to write your nursing research paper. You did deep research, created a clear and original thesis, came up with strong arguments, completed the bibliography page, and even formatted your work according to all the requirements. There’s only one thing left to do: create a title. Students often get stuck at this point. The title should not only describe what your paper is about, but it should distinguish your work from similar projects in the field and catch readers’ attention. The following tips will help you name your research paper on nursing in an effective way:
- Refer to your thesis statement.
- Use proper key words.
- Be explanatory.
- Be simple.
Your title should give readers the gist of your project. The thesis answers the key questions of your research, so when naming your paper, remember to capture these ideas.
Be sure to use the key words and terms from your project in your title. It will not only reflect the essence of your research this way, but it will be easier for other scientists to find your writing when searching for related content on the Web.
It is often recommended to be brief when you name your academic paper. However, you may encounter some difficulties in sticking to this recommendation. Your title should cover all the important claims you are going to make. If it doesn’t, make it longer. As a rule, an average length of 10-15 words should be enough to get the idea across. Good, informative titles usually consist of two parts separated by a colon: “A General or Catchy Idea: Explanation.”
Don’t use unnecessary descriptive words. Avoid using complex terms and abbreviations (unless these are the key phrases of your work). Known abbreviations, like AIDS or HIV, may be used as they are.
Here are several successful title examples for nursing research papers that may come in handy:
- Emotional rehabilitation after sexual abuse: what can nurses do?
- Caring for HIV-infected patients: what safety measures should be taken?
- Shortage of qualified nurses: looking for reasons.
- Traditional nursing practices versus alternative therapies: are there any differences?
- Nurses of the future: will their roles change over the years?
- I want a female nurse! — Gender discrimination at the workplace.
- Famous nursing schools: looking into the past and analyzing the present.
- Handling critical care patients: how to prevent pressure ulcers.
- Practicing music therapy after surgery: does it really help?
- Nurses’ education: why is it necessary to increase the requirements?