Rhode Island Certified School Nurse Teachers Association (RICSNTA)
Nurse Specialists in School Health, We Care for Rhode Islands Children

Opportunity to Participate in School Nurse Research

Posted 10 months ago by Emilie Cunningham-Joost

Drs Yonkaitis (Illinois) and Willgerodt (Washington) are seeking assistance for a Delphi project we are conducting to identify the knowledge domains necessary to educate school nurses for professional practice. We are looking for practicing nurses, nurse administrators and nurse educators to provide expert opinions in this area.

Participation would include approximately 3 rounds of surveys to identify and prioritize learning characteristics necessary to prepare school nurses for practice.  Folks who complete all rounds will receive a $40 gift card as a token of appreciation for their time. The study has received IRB approval (exempt) from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

We are looking for school nurses from across the United States who:

--Have practiced within the last three years as a school nurse, a school nurse educator, or a school nurse supervisor

--Hold a bachelors or master’s degree in nursing

--Have a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a school nurse 


We would greatly appreciate your assistance in sharing this email widely. If you are interested in participating, please complete the eligibility survey found here: https://uic.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bPm4OiGTiUKfIsS


If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Yonkaitis at cyonk@uic.edu

Thank you so much for your support in this endeavor!


Catherine Yonkaitis, DNP, RN, NCSN        

UIC College of Nursing   


Catherine F. Yonkaitis, DNP, RN, NCSN, PHNA-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor

Director, Advanced Population Health DNP Program

Associate Department Head, Population Health Nursing Science

College of Nursing – Rm 938


E-mail cyonk@uic.edu


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