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.

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.

Attention CNOs – Evening/Night Nursing Supervisors NEEDED for Research Study

CNOs – Please invite your Administrative or Evening/Night Nursing Supervisors to participate in this important research study exploring the Administrative Supervisor Practice Environment. Administrative or House Supervisors are the nurse leaders present on the evening, night weekend and holiday shifts when the unit managers, directors and hospital administrators are not in the hospital. The estimated time to complete this survey is about 15 minutes. If you are interested in participating or learning more about this opportunity, please respond to Sue Weaver at or 201-787-1281. Administrative (Evening/Night) Supervisors can Take the Survey here!

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.