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Research Participation

Need participants for a study?

Access to the AONL membership for research participation is available for the purpose of academic and practice research that conforms to generally accepted norms and standards for survey research and informs health care leadership, workforce or health services.

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

Current Research Studies and Surveys

Nurse Leader Attitudes and Beliefs on Medical Errors: Supporting Nurses Following a Medical Error
You are being invited to participate in a research study about nurse leader attitudes and beliefs on medical errors. This study’s goal is to understand how nurse leaders support nurses following an error and the recovery process for nurses involved in serious medical errors. The survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes of your time. You can skip questions that you do not want to answer or stop the survey at any time. The survey is anonymous, and you will not be paid for being in this study. You will not be paid for being in this study. If you have additional questions, please contact Marie M. Prothero at marie.prothero@byu.edu.
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Employer Perspective of Practice Scholarship Outcomes of Nurses Holding a DNP Degree
Do you participate in the hiring of DNP-prepared nurses, or do you work with DNP-prepared nurses? You are invited to take part in a research study under the direction of Associate Professor Dr. Karen Kesten and sponsored by The George Washington University. The purpose of this study is to examine the Employer Perspective of Practice Scholarship Outcomes of Nurses Holding a DNP Degree. Thank you for agreeing to participate in this research.
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Leadership Confidence and Boundary Spanning Competencies
The purpose of this study, which will involve completion of approximately a ten-minute survey, will help elucidate the confidence and specific competencies of nursing leaders at all levels.  Nursing leaders have accomplished outstanding outcomes through their work with teams within and outside of their organization and we need to continue to highlight these accomplishments. Please click on the “Consent Script, LC&BSC” document to learn more about the study.
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Effects of Nurse Leader Burnout
You’re being invited to participate in this research study by Jay Gottschalk, a PhD candidate at the Marquette University College of Nursing. While nurse leaders are often tasked with helping staff with burnout, resilience, and these other elements, there is still a lot of research that needs to be done to understand the experience of nurse leaders and their mental welfare. This study’s goal is to better understand the mental state of nurses in leadership positions so that we can identify areas for future interventions to improve nurse leader mental wellness. This survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Should you complete the survey, you will be provided with a $25 Amazon gift card for taking the time to participate in this study.
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Nurse Ethical Leadership: Experience and Frequency of Ethical Issues During a Pandemic and Beyond
Nurse leaders are crucial to promoting and sustaining ethics in healthcare. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an exorbitant number of ethical challenges for nurse leaders, and AONL members are invited to help inform efforts to increase knowledge of these tensions and provide insight into training and resource availability. This 6-question, online study should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.
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Please Read Disclaimer


THE AMERICAN ORGANIZATION FOR NURSING LEADERSHIP (AONL) IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ASPECT OF ANY RESEARCH PROJECT. RESEARCH PROJECTS ARE NOT UNDER THE CONTROL OF, NOR OPERATED, SUPPORTED OR ENDORSED BY, AONL. THE RESEARCH PROJECT IS THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE RESEARCHER AND/OR EDUCATIONAL OR OTHER ORGANIZATION WITH WHICH THE RESEARCHER IS ASSOCIATED. AONL IS PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT THE RESEARCH PROJECTS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND HAS RECEIVED A FEE FROM THE RESEARCHER TO LIST THE RESEARCH PROJECTS ON THE AONL WEBSITE. AONL HAS NOT INDEPENDENTLY CONFIRMED OR VERIFIED THAT THE RESEARCH PROJECT WILL BE CONDUCTED AS REPRESENTED, HAS GONE THROUGH A PROPER INTERNAL REVIEW BOARD PROCESS OR WILL OTHERWISE COMPLY WITH APPLCIABLE LAWS, RULES, REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS. THE AONL IS NOT A RESEARCHER, AND IT DOES NOT AND WILL NOT ACTIVELY MONITOR OR APPROVE THE RESEARCH PROJECT, AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR VERIFYING THE ACCURACY OF ANY REPRESENTATIONS MADE OR INFORMATION GIVEN ABOUT THE RESEARCH PROJECT. AONL PROVIDES THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RESEARCH PROJECT AND ANY RELATED MATERIALS ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITH RESPECT TO ACCURACY, COMPLETETNESS, QUALITY, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. AONL AND ITS AFFILIATES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE RESEARCH PROJECT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION PARTICIPATION IN THE RESEARCH PROJECT, OR RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU ABOUT THE RESEARCH PROJECTS BY AONL.