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Research Participation

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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

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Mindfulness and Racial Bias in Healthcare
Survey closes on October 27, 2021

This is research is looking for English-speaking RN’s who identify as either African American or Caucasian to participate in a study examining the role mindfulness plays in culturally competent nursing practices. Nurses who pass the invitation to their staff and colleagues are invited to receive a summary of the study. Contact healthcarebiasstudy@gmail.com to indicate your interest in receiving the study summary. Participants will be entered into raffles to win $50 Amazon gift cards. The study should take around 30 minutes to complete.

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Survey Participation

Nurse Manager Work-Life Balance and Practice Environment Survey
Survey closes on August 18, 2021

A doctoral student is conducting a research study to explore how elements in the practice environment influence or affect the work-life balance of nurse managers. The study is limited to nurse managers in an acute care hospital setting. The student is looking for individuals that hold the role of nurse manager in an acute care hospital (Defined as front-line manager of patient care units within a hospital setting having 24/7 responsibility for operations, fiscal performance, and outcomes) and that have one year or greater experience as a nurse manager. Completion of a survey expected to take between 15 to 30 minutes.

Survey Participation


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