We are conducting a research study exploring the reasons nursing students, registered nurses, nurses enrolled in master's degree nurse practitioner programs, and master's prepared nurse practitioners
might consider entering a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program. The survey includes demographic data, employment information, and in depth questions for considering entry to a DNP program. We expect to gain a better understanding of potential students', nurses, and nurse practitioners' rationale for entering a program. The results will be used to inform schools of nursing as well as members of the professional community.
We greatly appreciate your participation and welcome your feedback about the survey content and structure. Your participation in the survey is voluntary. Your answers are confidential and the survey responses will be known only to the investigators. Only aggregate data will be shared and no participant will be identified by name. The level of risk is minimal and similar to most professional organization applications. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. There are 22 questions in the survey. If you choose to participate in the survey, you acknowledge that you will not have access to the data. If you choose to not participate, you may do so now or at any time during the survey. There will be no consequences to you for not participating; your rights, including your employment and educational status, will not be compromised.
If you have any suggestions or questions at any time, contact Janice Smolowitz, DNP, EdD at firstname.lastname@example.org
. If you have any questions about your rights as a research subject, you should contact the Institutional Review Board at (212) 305*5883
. More information about taking part in a research study can be found on the IRB website at: http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/dept/irb.
M. Mundinger, DrPH
J. Smolowitz EdD, DNP
A.R. Taylor, BS
M. Jones, BS
The link to the survey can be found here: