Invitation to Participate

Dear fellow Nurse Practitioner:


You are invited to participate in Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Clinical Procedural Skills Education, a brief survey regarding clinical procedural skills (CPS) for nurse practitioners (NPs) practicing in primary care settings located within the American Association of Nurse Practitioners’ Region 3: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.  Please only complete the survey if you are a NP practicing in primary care.   


Purpose: The purpose of this survey is to explore the CPS used by primary care NPs, to better inform primary care NP educators regarding minimum competencies.  This survey forms a part of the evidence-based practice project of a DNP student at the Catholic University of America (CUA) School of Nursing.


Description of the Procedures: This brief, anonymous, online, 95-question survey will take less than 15 minutes to complete and will help provide foundational information for understanding the current state of CPS: which CPS are used most often and considered most important, and when they are learned. 


As a survey respondent your rights are:

1. To decline to participate.  Your participation is voluntary, refusal to participate will not result in any loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. 

2. To withdraw from participation at any time, and there will be no penalties from withdraw, nor will it result in any loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled.

3. To answer some or all of the questions.

4. To view the findings. We intend to present them to your state NP association, at national meetings and conferences, and through publication in peer reviewed journals. 

5. To remain anonymous: you will be anonymous, with no individually identifiable information associated with your response.  Identifiers will be removed, and deidentified data may be used for future projects/ studies.


Discomforts and Risks: There are no anticipated individual health or injury risks associated with this study. There are no anticipated risks to psychological health


Expected Benefits: There are no benefits to you for participating in this study. The results will not help you personally but may assist national leaders in nurse practitioner clinical procedural skills education as they create and revise curriculum.


Costs and Payments: There is no cost to participate in this


Consent: Completion and submission of this survey implies your consent to participate in this study and authorization to use your responses.


Contact Information: For any questions/ concerns regarding the conduct of this study or your rights as a study participant, contact CUA Office of Sponsored Programs at 202-319-5218, or email  Please contact the project director with any questions or concerns regarding the study.  Thank you for your time and consideration, your assistance is greatly appreciated.


Project Director:

David R. Want, MSN, FNP-C
0 of 11 answered