Mission statement: The committee is committed to the promotion of perianesthesia nursing as a specialty and enhancing the professional growth of its members.
The purpose of the committee: The Research Committee promotes and supports research by WISPAN members.
Objectives: The committee encourages participation in perianesthesia research that supports patient care and practices, based on scientific approaches.
The committee provides financial assistance to active ASPAN/WISPAN members.
Applicants must be current, active members of ASPAN/WISPAN. The research proposal must follow established designs, selects by the researcher.
The research proposal should validate some area of perianesthesia nursing practice. Application should be sent to the Research Committee.
Researchers should present proposals including question and/or research hypothesis, identify methodology to be used and provide a brief description of steps to be taken to implement the research data collection, sample selection, setting identification, statistical analysis, and result reporting.
Research findings, including process, must to published. (i.e. article in ‘The Awaking’ would cover this.)
This note is to inform you of WISPAN's Research Grant available to WISPAN members who are working on research projects. To apply Click on this link for Grant Application
As a new member of the Research Committee, I took the time to look for some references and resources for members interested in a research project. The Ebling Library at the University of Wisconsin is a wonderful resource, especially the Medical Librarian, Stephen Johnson, who will work with you to research articles for your project. He also told me of computer programs which assist in the writing of research papers and make the final part of research easy to fulfill by a novice researcher.
Also each Hospital has a medical library and resource librarians, available to you to assist in collecting articles, or to give suggestions as you pursue your research project.
If interested please apply on the WISPAN site or contact myself: Please use WISPAN or RESEARCH in the subject line of the E-mail.
Anne Marie Van Duzor MS RN
34 Blue Iris Way
Fitchburg, Wisconsin 53711