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.

Listed below are Current Research Studies you may want to participate in, and/or are presented here for your information.

Rescuing the Deteriorating Patient: Perspectives of the Bedside Nurse

Elizabeth K. Herron, Assistant Professor, James Madison University School of Nursing, invites you to participate in the research study, "Rescuing the Deteriorating Patient: Perspectives of the Bedside Nurse."

The anonymous survey will take about 20 minutes to complete and after survey completion, participants may choose to enter their email address for a chance to win one of ten $25.00 gift cards. The survey will close December 1st, 2017.

Please email Elizabeth Herron with any questions related to the study. If you are interested in the results after completion of the study, please email Elizabeth Herron.

Thank you for your time and consideration to participate in the study.

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Medical Surgical Nursing Burnout Screening Survey

This survey focuses on burnout in medical surgical nurses and has been approved through the IRB of the University of Texas at Tyler. As a participant, you will instantly receive your burnout score at the completion of the survey.

Based on those results, you may be asked if you would like to participate in a feasibility pilot utilizing a diaphragmic breathing mobile phone app as an intervention to potentially combat burnout and/or secondary traumatic stress in nurses.

If you need to ask questions about this study, please contact the principal researcher, Cheryl Sheffield, at csheffield985@gmail.com or 713-679-3187.

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Registered Nurse Satisfaction: The Impact of Organizational Communication on Satisfaction Among Registered Nurses in the Acute Care/Hospital Setting

Ms. Lori M. Lovelace, RN, BSN is a graduate student in Gardner-Webb University: Hunt School of Nursing’s MSN program conducting research on satisfaction of organizational communication among registered nurses in the acute care/hospital setting based on the time spent in direct patient care.

There are no direct benefits to completing this survey; however, the information may provide knowledge to nurse leaders on job satisfiers among registered nurses in the work environment. There are no known or foreseeable risks to participating in the research study.

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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 emerald_body@yahoo.com.

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