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.


Nurses’ Knowledge and Attitude of Pain in the Elderly

The purpose of this investigation is to examine the knowledge level of registered nurses related to pain management in the elderly population.

The research question is what is the knowledge deficit of registered nurses in the management of pain in the elderly population? The results of this study could improve the quality of life of the patients we treat and the quality of care that nurses provide.

Find out more & take the survey!


The Relationship of Organizational Commitment, Empathy, and Reflection and Their Effects on Evidence-Based Practice Adoption by Nurses

Have you thought about the individual differences each nurse brings to professional nursing practice and how these attributes might influence their professional performance?

You are invited to participate in a research study to help better understand the relationship of nurses’ attributes that may influence their professional behaviors. This study will explore the relationship of nurses’ commitment, empathy and reflection, and their effects on evidence-based practice adoption.

This research study seeks to better understand some of the influencing factors related to why nurses do or do not choose to use evidence-based practice. Your participation in this research is voluntary and confidential. To participate, you must be a practicing registered nurse at any level and licensed in the United States. You will have the opportunity to be entered into one of two $100.00 Amazon Gift Card lotteries if you choose to provide your email.

Find out more & take the survey!


New Graduate Experiences: A Cross-sectional Survey Among Medical Surgical Nurses

You are eligible to take the survey if you are over 18 years of age, a graduate of a nursing program, practicing medical-surgical nursing and have under 3 years of nursing experience.

The purpose of this research study is to examine experiences of new graduate nurses practicing in the medical-surgical field. The study will provide insight into how new graduates in the medical -surgical nursing specialty perceive their confidence, and ability to embrace the professional nursing role.

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!