Nursing research in Kazakhstan

During the last years nursing research has been carried out in Kazakhstan in medical universities mainly at the level of bachelor and master programs of nursing by the students. The students topics of nursing research’s concern areas such as the current development of nursing in Kazakhstan, delegation of duties from doctors to nurses at the level of primary health care, nursing care during the rehabilitation, and supporting and educating patients in self-care.

Recommendations for the topics of nursing research in Kazakhstan were determined by applying Delphi study in 2019 (ProInCa project). Altogether 168 Kazakh healthcare experts responded the questionnaires in which half represented different fields of nursing. Based on the study, the three most important nursing research areas in terms of high priority were defined as follows:

  1. Critical care nursing and emergency nursing,
  2. Stroke and heart failure nursing care, and
  3. Oncology nursing.

Most of the respondents think that these areas need to be studied urgently in Kazakhstan. Over half of the respondents also rated nursing education as an urgently studied topic. In addition, two thirds of the respondents were of the opinion that within two years quality improvement in nursing, professional development, and health promotion and disease prevention are the topics that need to be studied in nursing research. In ProInCa project one aim is to support the development of research agenda in Medical Universities.

If you have a topic for research in nursing, please take contact with the university in your area.

Topics of completed master’s thesis:

“Optimization of the nursing process in gerontological patients with pathology of the cardiovascular system” Nurkhanova (Zhazykbaeva) A.A.

“Assessment of the risks of developing arterial hypertension in the nursing staff of medical institutions in Astana” Baituganova A.N.

“Studies of the effectiveness of the E-platform for paramedical personnel in a hospital” N. Ibysheva

“Evaluation of the use of electronic information resources to improve the practice of nursing education” Alaydarova M.E.

Topics of ongoing master’s thesis:

“The effectiveness of the new approach to the implementation of the principles of exclusive breastfeeding in children under 6 months of age according to the universal patronage model” Brimova M.

“Study of risk factors for needlestick injuries among primary care nurses” Aimoldina K.

“The role of clinical nursing guidelines in quality management of nursing activities” Taubaeyva G.

“Research on the effectiveness of using online resources to enhance the competence of nurse practitioners” Mardenova L.

“Self – management of patients with type 2 diabetes at the PHC stage” Batarbekova S.

“Improving methods for managing patients with behavioral risk factors” Belyatko A.


KZ-Fin Jointly Implemented Degree Master Programme Master of Health care, Degree programme in Advance Nursing Practice 2019:

Topics of ongoing master’s thesis:
  1. The influence of occupational factors and burnout syndrome on the health status of nurses working in a hospital. Kazyrova N.D.
  2. Medical and organizational features of the introduction of information technology in the work of medical personnel of the outpatient department of the city of Karaganda. Tusupov T.A.
  3. Comparative analysis of the training of a specialist in nursing at KSMU and JAMK universities of applied sciences (Finland). Zhanibek A.N.
  4. Assessment of patient satisfaction with the work of a general practice nurses. Kenzhetayeva Z.U.
  5. Young parents awareness assessment on vaccination for young children. Shozda K.E.
  6. Assessment of the level of health literacy of the adult population in relation to own health. Kirushkina A.A.


Topics of completed master’s thesis


  1. Development of a rehabilitation program for students’ health with the basics of premorbid diagnosis. Meyermanova I.B.Меерманова%2C%20И%2E%20Б%2E
  2. The study of the structure of the cost of working time and the rationing of the work of a general practice nurse at the primary health care level in Karaganda. Aitmagambetov R.R
  3. An analysis of the causes of low population commitment to screening for earlier detection of colorectal cancer. Zorina O.S.
  4. The study of the reasons for the nursing staff turnover in the outpatient unit. Serikova S.N.




Articles on nursing studies published in various journals

  1. Justification the possibility of attracting nurses to conduct patient education. Sedach N.N., Saduyeva F.Kh.
  2. Problems of education in the nursing. Bolatbekova A.A. DOI: 23736/S0026-4806.19.06069-5
  3. The state of health of students studying in higher educational institutions. Meyermanova I.B.
  4. Standardized patient as a method of training nursing professionals. Bolshakova I.A.
  5. The new approach in the training of the future specialists of nursing. Meyermanova I.B.
  6. Current state and health problems of student youth. Meyermanova I.B.

Add here all published nursing research projects and Master thesis


IAdd here all published nursing research projects and Master thesis


Add here all published nursing research projects and Master thesis


Add here all published nursing research projects and Master thesis