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ANN Research Opportunities

ANN is pleased to support efforts to enhance nursing knowledge and its application to practice by making ANN members aware of opportunities to participate in institutional review board (IRB) approved research studies. If you are an ANN member seeking to distribute a survey please review the request form and information provided here. Surveys are vetted by our education committee and IRB approval is reviewed and kept on file. 

Call for Survey Participants:

  1. Pressure Injury Prevention Neonatal Survey

    Principle Investigator: Ivy Razmus, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Detroit Mercy. 19189358876.
    Purpose: You are being asked to participate in a research study on the neonatal nursing practices for infants. This study is being conducted at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Nursing.
    Procedure: If you take part in the research study, you will be asked to complete a survey. It should take you no longer than 10 minutes to complete this survey. When you take the survey, if there are questions that you do not wish to answer, you will be able to continue to participate in the research study.
    As a participant in this research study, there are no direct benefits; however, information from this study may benefit other people now or in the future.
    Risks: There are no known risks by participating in the study.
    Compensation: None.
    Confidentiality will be protected by not collecting with any personal information. Participation is voluntary, you may withdraw at any time.


  2.  Nursing Care in the Neutral Thermal Environment of Premature Neonates

    You are being asked to participate in our efforts to accurately describe neonatal nursing care procedures provided to premature infants while in the incubator. The information from actual providers of these services is indispensable.

    The survey is divided into six NICU care content domains which consists of questions related to frequency, duration, method, and level of perceived disruption to the thermal environment of various neonatal nursing care procedures.

    Additionally, a number of general questions are being asked to help us explore whether differences exist in neonatal nurses’ care by demographic characteristics.

    It should take approximately 30 minutes to complete this questionnaire. To begin this important survey, simply click on the Begin Survey button at the bottom of the screen.

    At the end of the survey, you will be given a chance to win one of eight Amazon gift cards valued at $75 each as a small token of thanks for completing the Survey. To enter, please provide your email address so we can enter you in the drawing and notify you if you have won. Additionally, we will ask you if you retake the survey so we can assess test-retest reliability of this new instrument. If willing, please provide your email address so we can send you the survey and personal access code two weeks after completing the survey. Your personal access code will be used to link your retest to your original response and entered into a drawing for a chance at one of four additional Amazon gift cards at $75 each. .

    In deciding to participate in this research study, please know that all of your responses will be confidential; information received is reported in the aggregate and no individual identifiers are used or encouraged. Your participation is completely voluntary, and you may choose not to participate with no penalty to you. Additionally, you can choose to not answer a question by selecting the “Prefer not to answer” option. Should you have any questions or comments about this study, please contact Dr. Lory Lewis at or call at 330-672-8801. You may also contact the Kent State University Institutional Review Board at or by phone at 330-672-2704 or 330-672-8058 (IRB #15-644) should you have questions about your rights as a research subject.

    We appreciate your help! Thank You!


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