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.


D/deaf and Hard of Hearing Interaction Beliefs Scale for Registered Nurses

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.

Find out more & take the survey!


ProQOL V Compassion Fatigue and Satisfaction Scale

Hello, my name is Sandi Nolan and am a doctorate student in Nursing at the University of Phoenix.

This ProQOL survey is on compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction and burnout among medical-surgical nurses.

To date there is a great deal of research on compassion fatigue in specialty areas of nursing practice but none specific to the medical-surgical nurse.

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!