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An Examination of Innovation Competencies and Organizational Culture in a Sample of Texas Registered Nurses

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  • Team: Principal Investigator: Linda ColeDNP, RN, APRN, CCNS, CNE, CPHQ, FCNS; Co-investigators: Francine Snow, DrPH, MSN, RN, CNE, NPD-BC; Susan R Stafford, DNP, MPA, MBA, RN-BC, NEA-BC; Lisa Boss, PhD, EdD, RN, CNS, CEN, CNE
  • Funding: $2,000, Zeta Pi Chapter Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Study description:  In this cross-sectional observational survey study, the researchers aim to examine the innovation competencies of direct care registered nurses (RNs) and their organizational culture within Texas.  While innovation competencies have been studied in nurse leaders in prior research, this study will be the first to examine the innovational competencies in a sample of direct care RNs. The findings from this study are essential for informing educational curriculum development to better prepare direct care RNs to innovate. Innovation is a newly required competency for all nurses by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN] (AACN, 2021), the main accrediting body for nursing schools.  

RNs needed for a research study on innovation and organizational culture

To be included in the study, subjects must hold a license as a registered nurse (RN) in Texas, have access to the internet to complete the electronic, anonymous surveys, and be actively practicing as an RN in Texas. The survey is anonymous and takes about 30 minutes to complete.

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