Opportunity to Participate in Research Study

Seeking African American males who have completed an ADN or BSN nursing program LaDonia Patterson, a doctoral student at the University of West Georgia located in Carrollton, Georgia, is conducting a research study that focuses on African American males who have completed an ADN or BSN nursing program. The purpose of the research study is to explore factors that contribute to African American male success in completing pre-licensure nursing programs.

She is seeking to recruit African American males who:
  • Have graduated from a pre-licensure ADN or BSN program in the United States
  • Have graduated in the last 12 months
  • Are licensed as a Registered Nurse in the United States
  • Are 18 years of age or older
If you are an African American male who meets these criteria, and are interested in participating in this research study, please take 5-10 minutes to complete a screening survey. You can click here to access the screening survey or copy and paste the URL listed below into your web browser. Directions for completing the screening survey are included in the survey. Information collected through the screening survey will be completely anonymous.

If you do not meet the criteria listed above, please feel free to forward this email to your colleagues and/or African American males who could participate in the study.

Participation in the study is voluntary. If you are selected to participate in the study and decide to participate, you will be interviewed and will complete another online survey. The interview and survey will be used to collect information about you and the type of nursing program you graduated from and your experiences in nursing school. Participation in the research study would require approximately 2 hours of your time. Participation in the study will be based on your availability.

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the University of West Georgia has granted permission for this study to be conducted. If you have any questions about the study please contact me directly via phone at (973) 464-4162 or via email at Lpatters@westga.edu. You can also contact my dissertation chair with questions: Dr. Cynthia Brown (cbrown@westga.edu).

URL for screening survey: https://westga.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9moOiUMJGBjDW61

Thank you for your time and consideration.

LaDonia D. Patterson, EdD(c), MSN, RN, CNE