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CURRENT research opportunities

The focus of the Research Subgroup is to gather, analyze and report data on the development of the APN role worldwide.

International J Pouch Surgery Study

 You are invited to participate in this brief survey ( less than 10 minutes) as part of an international study on the topic of j-pouch (IPAA) surgery in patients with chronic ulcerative colitis (CUC). The survey is intended for NPs, PAs, midwives and physicians who provide care specifically for patients with ulcerative colitis. The aim of the study is to ascertain general provider knowledge about the j-pouch procedure, as well as to define how providers approach discussions and potential fertility complications related to these procedures. Responses will be anonymous.


You will find the principal investigators contact details in the survey or you can email Taylor_boyd@hms.harvard.edu. If you use a landline outside the USA please dial “+1” for the international code.



Who is conducting this study and what is it about?

This study was developed by a group of researchers from the ICN Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse (ICN NP/APN) Network.  We are interested in your experiences professionally and personally during the COVID-19 crisis.  

Who can participate in this study?

Participants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be an Advanced Practice Nurse (NP/CNS). For example, you may be working clinically, in education, research, policy-making or other related NP/APN work.
  2. Be able to read and write in English.
  3. Have access to an Internet connection.

What are participants asked to do?

Participants are invited to complete a short questionnaire, which should take 15 minutes of your time. There is an optional opportunity to share additional experiences as a case study.

Why would participants want to complete this study?

Participation will help provide much needed information to understand the impact that COVID 19 has on Advanced Practice Nurses.  Participation is voluntary, confidential, and has no foreseeable risk or harm.

How may I participate in this study?

To get started please click on the link below: 


Or use your phone to scan the QR code below:


Who can be contacted if more information is needed?

Additional information can be provided by the Principal Investigator:

Dr Melanie Rogers RGN, BSc, MSc, PhD, Queens Nurse, ICN Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse Network Chair via email: m.rogers@hud.ac.uk


            Contact the Research Subgroup via the co-chairs Franziska Geese (franziska.geese@gmail.com) or  Deborah Gray (dcgray@edu).

Acting as an international resource for nurses practising in Nurse Practitioner or Advanced Practice Nursing Roles roles and interested policymakers, educators, regulators and health planners by overseeing and supporting the development of research, projects and initiatives that assist the Network in strengthening the APN role. 

Pushing boundaries, challenging inequalities, and taking a strategic advisory roles in regional, national and international health policy, and practice developments.  

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