Please participate in a 10-minute survey
My name is Julia Ward. You are invited to participate in a study that identifies your perception of the image of nurses. I am an RN and nursing doctoral candidate working on my dissertation.
The general purpose of this study is to explore differences in the perception of
the image of nurses. I will be surveying the public and RNs.
A letter of explanation:
You are reading it right now. It explains my request, gives instructions, and
provides implied consent for you to take part in this study.
General information questions:
You are being asked to complete general information about yourself by clicking
on the website at the end of this letter. It should take approximately five (5)
minutes of your time.
The Ward Image of Nurses Scale (WINS):
You are being asked to complete the WINS which follows the general information
questions. It should take approximately ten (10) minutes of your time. The
directions for completing the WINS are located at the top of the survey.
Please forward this email which includes the survey site to someone you know
(not a nurse). http://www.surveyconsole.com/console/TakeSurvey?id=124124
If you would like to know the study results, you may email me at
email@example.com. or call me at 1-215-952-1232.
There are no direct benefits to you. It will be very helpful to me if you
complete the survey. It will allow me to use the information in my dissertation
No known risks are involved by taking part in this study.
The Widener University Institutional Review Board has approved the solicitation
of subjects for this study. All of your questions should be answered to your
satisfaction before you consent to participate in this study. If you have any
further questions about the study you may call me at 215-952-1232. If you have
any questions about the rights of research participants you may call Dr.
Barbara Patterson, Chairperson of Widener University Institutional Review Board
at 610-499-4106. Doris Vallone, RN, Ph.D., of Widener University is my study
chairperson. Dr. Vallone may be contacted at 610-499- 4235. Taking part in this
study is up to you. You can stop taking part in this study by not completing
the survey. Your identity will not be revealed in any report resulting from
this study. All study records will be kept confidential. Completion and
submission of the survey are considered implied consent to take part in this
I hope that you will take part in this study. If you have any questions please
contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your time.
Julia Ward, RN, MSN, DNSc candidate