Take Part in Research

Nurses may participate in research in two different ways. You may conduct a research study, and ask members of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) to participate. You may also take part in another nurse’s research study.

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.

The Revised Casey-Fink Retention Survey

Thank you for your commitment to participate in this study exploring nurse management leadership style(s) and nurse retention. The attached survey is for research being conducted by Gwendella Robinson, a doctoral student in the Doctor of Health Sciences program at A. T. Still University.

The criteria to be included in this study are registered nurses (RNs), employed in Acute Care hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers with six months or more experience in the setting. Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), and Nursing Assistants (NAs) are excluded because the national focus is the shortage of RNs.

The study’s aim is to determine if an association exists between nurse management leadership style(s) and nurse retention; and the leadership style(s) associated with nurse retention. The survey is comprised of 69 questions that include a Likert type rating scale and open-ended questions.

I invite you to participate voluntarily in this research project. It will take approximately 15 minutes to complete the survey, but you can stop at any point. The duration of the study is six weeks and a weekly reminder will be sent to encourage participation and completion of the survey.

The survey results are anonymous, as no identifying data are collected. Completing and returning your survey implies your voluntary consent to serve as a participant in this study. You have the right to withdraw your participation without prejudice or penalty at any time. Furthermore, you have the right to skip questions you do not wish to answer.

Identifiable data will not be collected for this study, and the reported results will be in aggregate form. As common in any on-line survey, there is a slight risk of a confidentiality breach because responses could be viewed by an unauthorized third party. However, the data are safeguarded and protected with a password. There is a possibility the results of this research might be published. Any publications or research reports resulting from this research will not identify you personally.

While there is no direct benefit to you for participating in this research, the results may benefit efforts to provide viable solutions to increase retention of registered nurses.

If you have any additional questions concerning this study, my contact me at Gwendella Robinson (grobinson@atsu.edu).

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Take the survey!