Research Participation

Need participants for a study?

For a nominal fee, you can access participants for research studies. In order to qualify for access, all research must be consistent with the AONL mission and vision and reviewed by AONL.

To apply, please read and complete this form. Send completed form and all required documents to

Current Research and Studies

Volunteer today and help nurse researchers by participating in the below studies.

Non-Magnet, Magnet, and Magnet Journey Hospitals needed for Team Trustworthiness Study

The importance of teamwork in healthcare delivery is well-supported in the literature. Assisting teams in creating cultures that lead to high performance requires an understanding of the precursors.

Dr. Nancy Ballard and Dr. Lynn Varagona are recruiting hospitals to participate in a national study of a perceived team trustworthiness indicator and unit-level outcomes. Participation involves (1) administering a 5-minute online questionnaire to unit/department staff, and (2) providing particular unit-level quality and performance outcome measures.

To learn more about the national hospital study, click here. To request participation, contact Lynn Varagona, PhD, RN at

Nurse Managers Needed for a Study on Self and Authentic Leadership and Job Satisfaction

If you are a nurse manager or have been a nurse manager, you are invited to take part in a research study about leadership and job satisfaction. The researcher, Octave Ellis, is a Walden University doctoral student seeking to understand the relationship between nurse managers' leadership and job satisfaction. Please visit the leadership and job satisfaction study website to learn more. This site has been established to provide more information.

Looking for Nurse Managers in acute care

A nurse researcher is seeking nurse managers in an acute care setting with three or more years' experience in the management/leadership role to participate in a qualitative study exploring the nurse manager experiences of ethical practice in the workplace. If you are interested and willing to take part in two 30-60 minute interviews contact Jennifer Fosty PhD(c) at or call 516-735-7554.

Seeking Nurse Managers for PERoPA Study

The PERoPA Study is seeking Nursing Managers to participate in an International Study on Nursing Manager’s Perception of Patient and Visitor Aggression (PVA).  The study involves a cross-sectional online survey of nursing leaders and managers in Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.  Results will be used to understand differences in characteristics and strategies used to prevent and manage PVA and enhance models for management of this quality and safety problem.  The link:  will take you to the PERoPA Study survey; responses will be anonymous and will not include personal or employer identifiers.

Mid-Level Nurse Leaders' Role-Related Peak and Nadir Experiences

Are you a Nursing Director, Manager or Assistant Manager with a minimum 12-month tenure in your current role?  If so, we would like to invite you to participate in a research study that will define and compare peak (positive) and nadir (negative) experiences, and the short- and long-term consequences of these role ­ related experiences. The study will also explore the mid-level nurse leader's experiences regarding their ability or lack thereof, to function at an effective level in their current role, and will examine how these factors of effective and non-effective role function impact role-related meaning for the nurse leader. The estimated time to complete the one-on-one will range from 30 to 120 minutes. If you are interested, please click here.  Thank you for your consideration.