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.


Psychological Capital, Social Capital and Second Victim Syndrome in Registered Nurses

My name is Terri Hinkley and I am a registered nurse and doctoral student at the George Washington University. I am conducting my dissertation study in registered nurses in the United States.

This research study consists of a survey to understand your experience with adverse patient events that may or may not have resulted in patient harm. The event may or may not have been the result of an error by you or a colleague, other healthcare provider and may or may not have resulted in you experiencing psychological, physical or emotional distress.

The purpose of this research study is to examine the relationship between your experience with an adverse patient event and your overall psychological capital and social capital. I hope to contribute to the knowledge of second victim syndrome, psychological capital and social capital with the results of this study. Thank you in advance, Terri Hinkley Ed.D.(c), MBA, BScN, RN.

Find out more & take the survey!


Seeking Medical Surgical Nurses for Research Opportunity!

You are invited to participate in a research study investigating nursing burnout, secondary traumatic stress (STS), and professional support.

This study seeks to examine these concepts through professional nursing organizational leadership and membership perspectives. Initial survey participation requires 10-15 minutes of your time. The University of Texas at Tyler IRB has approved this study.

There will be an incentive for those who complete the entire study to be entered to win one of four Amazon gift cards valued at $25 each.

Find out more & take the survey!