Tennessee Nursing Research


dear tennessee nurses,

my name is professor eric l. richardson, and i am a faculty member with king college's school of business in bristol, tn. i am performing a research study titled "the quantitative examination of the relationship of perceived pay equity and organizational commitment among registered nurses in the state of tennessee."

i would like to invite you to participate in this research study. this is a great opportunity to raise awareness of pay equity and commitment issues of tn based nurses and contribute to nursing research!

what is the research about?

the purpose of this study is to examine adams' equity theory between baccalaureate rns (bsn) and masters level rns (msn/mba/msm or msc) and their related views on salary compression as it relates to organizational commitment.

what does participation in this research study involve?

if you agree to participate in this study, you will be asked to complete the following electronic survey. your participation should take about 15-20 minutes. the survey will be delivered via surveymonkey.com.

the link is:




completed surveys will be accepted until the march 25, 2011 deadline.

please help me in attaining my goal of 900 respondents! if you have any friends, coworkers or family members that might be interested in participating please forward this email to them as well.

if you have any specific questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at elrichardson@king.edu.

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BTW - is there anyway to expand the research to include nurses from outside TN or at least expand the scope to the midwest/south or a region of the US?


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Thank you for your comment. Yes, that is the plan after this particular study commenses in March. I plan to open the study up to other states and/or areas.

Any other questions or comments let me know.