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.


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

You are invited to participate in a research conducted by me, Ruth Ndolo, a student in the Lynchburg College Leadership studies doctorate program and Dr. Deanna Cash, the Co-Principal Investigator for this project who is supervising my work on the study.

The study examines experiences of new graduate nurses practicing in the medical-surgical field. By taking part in this study, you will provide the researcher with valuable data that will help better understand the needs of the new graduate nurse. The study findings may be helpful in identifying areas for development in the workplace and also identify ways to support new graduate nurses.

Find out more & take the survey!


American Sign Language - Communication and Interaction Scale for Registered Nurses (ASL-CIS/RN)

My name is Audra Lewis and I am a doctoral student at Texas Woman’s University in the College of Nursing working under the supervision of Rebecca Keele, Ph.D., PHCNS-BC.

The purpose of this research is to develop an instrument to measure registered nurses’ beliefs toward interaction with Deaf American Sign Language users, deaf that use other signing methods, non-signing deaf, and hard of hearing (DdHH) patients and certified interpreters.

Upon submission of the completed survey, you will be directed to another page and asked to enter a valid email. Your email is requested to send a $10 Amazon gift card to you. Your email address will be disconnected from the survey and will not be used for any other purpose. Data is disconnected from identity through PsychData® and therefore, participants cannot request that data be withdrawn from the study after it is submitted. However, participation is voluntary and you may stop at any time.

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!