Are you a drug and alcohol nurse practitioner or candidate? Do you want to have your say on workforce issues?
The Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia (DANA) in conjunction with Deakin University invites you to participate in a research project entitled Exploring models of care in the Drug and Alcohol Nurse Practitioner (NP) workforce. This project aims to map and explore issues pertinent to drug and alcohol nurse practitioners in Australia.
This research project aims to ‘map’ drug and alcohol nurse practitioners and candidates in Australia. It also seeks to gather data in relation to the number, location and demographics of drug and alcohol nurse practitioner positions as well as the models of care they use. To accomplish this, a multi-phase study is being used. An online survey will be used to gain an overall picture of the drug and alcohol nurse practitioner workforce, and telephone interviews employed to gain in-depth data on how drug and alcohol nurse practitioners operate in Australia.
Your participation involves completing an online survey. You can complete this from your device at a time of your choosing. This survey will take approximately 15 minutes, and asks for the postcode of your workplace, demographic information about yourself and the nature of your role.
Additionally, you can choose to participate in a follow-up telephone interview to discuss workforce issues with a researcher. This interview will take approximately 30-60 minutes, and we will endeavour to schedule this at a convenient time for you. To indicate you wish to participate in a follow up interview, please ensure you check the box and provide a contact email address on the final page of the online survey.
Your privacy is important to us and all results will be de-identified prior to being included in any DANA publications arising from this project.
This study has received Deakin University ethics approval (reference number: HEAG-H 101_2020: E).
A Participant Information Sheet is available for your perusal. You may also contact the chief investigator, Dr Adam Searby, at [email protected] if you have further questions.
We would encourage you to share this information with drug and alcohol nurse practitioners, including candidates and transitional nurse practitioners, within your network.
Thank you for considering participating in this project.
Take the survey. Click HERE.
DANA Nurse Practitioner Officer