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Please note: additional resources for VA staff are available on the ONS Research Intranet site at: https://vaww.va.gov/NURSING/nursingresearch.asp

Hiring of a Nurse Researcher

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Building a Program of Research 
Building a Program of Research and Post-Doctoral Considerations

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Guidance for Surveys used for VA Operational and Research Purposes (2016): Office of Research and Development

Requirements for compliance and research: VA Office of Research Oversight (ORO)

Checklist for Publishing VA Research (funded by VA or used VA resources)  

Guidance for Associate Director Patient Care Services (ADPCS)/Nurse Executive

Hiring a Nurse Researcher

Requirements for compliance and research: VA Office of Research Oversight (ORO)

Checklist for Publishing VA Research (funded by VA or used VA resources)  

Avoiding Compliance Issues with Student Projects: A presentation by J. Thomas Puglisi, Ph.D, Office of Research Oversight; K. Sue Haddock, RN, PhD, Associate Chief of Staff – Research; and Kathy Rugen, PhD, FNP-BC, Associate Chief Nurse for Education & Research.    Presentation Slides (pdf)  Handout: Did You Know? (doc)  Differentiating Research from Other Projects (doc)

Guidance for Students

Choosing a Doctoral Program: In choosing a doctoral program, in addition to selecting a particular school, you would also consider the type of program that is the best fit for you and your professional goals, specifically, a PhD or a DNP. This resource was developed to walk you through the considerations for selecting a nursing doctoral program (pdf).

The Uniformed Services University Graduate School of Nursing: USU admits advanced practice nurses in the military and other federal services. Admission to all GSN programs is competitive and requires School of Nursing faculty endorsement and approval. GSN scholars are diverse but unified by the common goal of advancing military and public health medicine. See information on applying to the USU PhD program.

Conducting Academic Projects in VA Facilities: Dr. Melissa Taylor, Associate Chief Nurse for Research, presented the process and a form used by VA Pittsburgh in vetting student projects conducted in their facility.  Sample Form 

Avoiding Compliance Issues with Student Projects: A presentation by J. Thomas Puglisi, Ph.D, Office of Research Oversight; K. Sue Haddock, RN, PhD, Associate Chief of Staff – Research; and Kathy Rugen, PhD, FNP-BC, Associate Chief Nurse for Education & Research.   Presentation Slides (pdf)  Handout: Did You Know? (doc)  Differentiating Research from Other Projects (doc) VA Office of Research Oversight (ORO) VA Research compliance

Student research projects require VA Principal Investigator per VHA Handbook 1200.05 (pdf).

Checklist for Publishing VA Research (funded by VA or used VA resources)