Research Committee

Committee Information

The STN Research Committee is tasked with identifying opportunities to expand trauma nursing research throughout the continuum of care. The committee shall oversee the STN Research Grant Program, commission, analyze, and disseminate information regarding research conducted by STN on behalf of its members, and seek collaborative opportunities to increase nurse input and participation in domestic and international trauma research projects. Research Committee members are appointed to serve for two years with the opportunity for reappointment to a second two-year term.

  • Develop the STN research agenda with direction and approval from the STN Board of Directors.
  • Seek out and promote opportunities for trauma nursing research projects and opportunities for nurse input and participation in trauma-related research, globally.
  • Oversee the process of developing, reviewing and revising criteria for STN-funded research awards and research grants.
  • Review research abstracts and proposals for STN-funded research projects and make recommendations to the Board of Directors for approval.
  • Oversee communications related to the solicitation and outcome notification of research project proposals and other research opportunities to the STN membership.
  • Analyze, prepare, and disseminate information and data from the 2018 Trauma Program Manager Study, conducted by Castle Worldwide, to STN committees and STN members for the purpose of advancing STN’s mission and member-driven initiatives.
  • Provide reports and recommendations to the STN Board of Directors quarterly and as requested.
  • Participate in virtual monthly committee conference calls and perform tasks as assigned.
Requirements to Serve
  • Active or Associate STN member in good standing.
  • Passion for advancing opportunities for trauma nursing research and nurse participation in trauma research initiatives.
  • Availability for a one-hour monthly teleconference and the ability to allocate 1-2 hours per month of additional time towards assigned volunteer projects.
  • An advanced degree in nursing or research and a minimum of 2 years of research experience strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of contemporary nursing and/or trauma research practices and current trauma research initiatives and opportunities preferred.