Research help-Clinical adjunct Faculty


Link to Survey

Clinical Adjunct Faculty Survey


Study Title: Clinical nursing faculty orientation and differences in satisfaction and retention

Researche r: Karen Klosinski

Email Address and Telephone Number: 219-877-7178

Research Supervisor: Jeanette C. Hartshorn

Email Address:

You are invited to be part of a research study. The researcher is a doctoral learner at Capella University in the School of Education. The information in this form is provided to help you decide if you want to participate. The form describes what you will do during the study and the risks and benefits of the study.

WHAT IS THIS STUDY ABOUT? The researcher wants to find out if there is a difference in satisfaction and intent to stay for clinical adjunct nursing faculty who did or did not complete a clinical orientation to the teaching role .

WHY AM I BEING ASKED TO BE IN THE STUDY? You are invited to be in the study because you are:

• Clinical adjunct faculty

• 3 years or less experience

Have you taught clinicals as adjunct faculty in a School of Nursing for 3 years or less? If the answer is no, the survey will close with a thank you note. If the answer is yes then the Consent Form is the next page.

If you do not meet the description above, you are not able to be in the study. About 68 participants will be in this study.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING THIS STUDY? If you decide to be in this study, you will do the following things:

• give personal information about yourself, such as gender, age, level of education, race, length of time employed as clinical faculty.

• complete a survey about job satisfaction and intent to stay.

The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete.

WILL BEING IN THIS STUDY HELP ME? Being in this study will not help you. Information from this study might help researchers help others in the future.

ARE THERE RISKS TO ME IF I AM IN THIS STUDY? No study is completely risk-free. However, we don't anticipate that you will be harmed or distressed during this study. You may stop being in the study at any time if you become uncomfortable. You should be aware, however, that there is a small possibility that responses could be viewed by unauthorized parties (e.g. computer hackers because your responses are being entered and stored on a web server)

If you participate, you will have the option to win a gift card to Amazon. At the end of the survey, you have the option to enter your email address to entered in a drawing for the gift card.

WHO WILL USE AND SHARE INFORMATION ABOUT MY BEING IN THIS STUDY? Any information you provide in this study that could identify you such as your name, age, or other personal information will be kept confidential. All information will be coded by the researcher and stored on a protected computer. In any written reports or publications, no one will be able to identify you.

The researcher will keep the information you provide in a PASSWORD PROTECTED COMPUTER in a locked office and only the researcher, researcher's supervisor, and dissertation committee will have access to the study data. Additionally, Capella University's IRB, the Research Compliance Committee (RCC), or its designees may review your research records.

Even if you leave the study early, the researcher will not be able to use your data.

WHO CAN I TALK TO ABOUT THIS STUDY? You can ask questions about the study at any time. You can call the researcher at any time if you have any concerns or complaints. You should contact the researcher if you have questions about the study procedures, study costs (if any), study payment (if any), or if you get hurt or sick during the study.

Capella University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) has been established to protect the rights and welfare of human research participants. Contact us at 1-888-227-3552, extension 7839, or if you have questions or concerns about this research study.

You may contact the IRB without giving us your name. We may need to reveal information you provide in order to follow up if you report a problem or concern.

DO YOU WANT TO BE IN THIS STUDY? By clicking the link below you agree to the following statement:

I have read this form, and I have been able to ask questions about this study. I voluntarily agree to be in this study. I agree to allow the use and sharing of my study-related records as described above.

I have not given up any of my legal rights as a research participant. I will print a copy of this consent information for my records.


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Specializes in OB/L&D/ patho. Has 23 years experience.

Thank you for responses! Still not at the needed number. If you know adjunct faculty on Allnurses, please let them know about this research. Thank you!

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

164 Articles; 21,189 Posts

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 31 years experience.

Moved to Doctoral Student forum for more responses. Thanks everyone!


96 Posts

Has 6 years experience.

I think your survey isn't tailored well. I'm a faculty member part-time. I have another full-time job. While I like getting paid by the university, I took the position to reinvigorate my clinic burnout and boost my CV. So do I think about leaving? Never, but if I'm not needed I don't work, lol.


27 Posts

Specializes in OB/L&D/ patho. Has 23 years experience.

Thank you for the feedback. The instruments best fit the research question, but always have limitations. So glad you want to teach as we need great clinical faculty!