Current Research Requests

Taken at an AMSN Annual Convention.
Taken at an AMSN Annual Convention.

The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) promotes Research Studies that we believe will benefit our members and Medical-Surgical nursing.

If an invitation to participate in a research study is on the AMSN website or emailed to you by AMSN, it has already been carefully examined and approved by the AMSN Research Coordinator.

Listed below are current research studies you may want to participate in, and/or are presented here for your information.

Nurse Competence and Caring Efficacy

Opportunity to participate in nursing research! If you engage in direct patient care at least 50% of the time, this research study is for you! Nurses needed to  complete a survey exploring the relationship between practice competence and developing caring relationships with patients. You are asked to complete two surveys and demographic information. All responses are confidential. At the end of the survey, you will be redirected to a secure website for a chance to participate in a drawing for $100 electronic gift card held at the end of the data collection period.

Findings from this study may help registered nurses improve their ability to express caring relationships and understand their perceptions of their own competence. When nurses assess their own competence and caring practices, it is an important step in identifying professional and educational development programs in academia and in the workplace.

If you have questions about this survey or would like to obtain study results upon data completion, please contact Edtrina Moss, RN at or call 832-978-4987.

The deadline to participate is March 30, 2017.

Take the survey

Magnet Forces and Job Satisfaction

This survey is meant to focus on job satisfaction factors and Magnet status’s impact on job satisfaction. It is part of my DNP capstone project and has been approved by the IRB through Regis University.

The only risk identified is possible survey fatigue. The results will remain anonymous, and as such cannot be shared with those taking the survey.

If there are any questions about the survey, you may contact Emerald Bilbrew at

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An Analysis of Post Code Stress in Nurses

Nurses work under a great deal of stress every shift. For many nurses, performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation is one of the most stressful experiences they encounter on the job. In this study, the researcher looks to measure post code stress in Registered Nurses and to identify the greatest stressors associated with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Participants for this study will be registered nurses who have actively participated in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, where actively participated in is defined as doing compressions, assisting ventilations, administering or preparing medication, defibrillation, or scribe.

This survey takes approximately 5 minutes to complete.

Take the survey