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College of Nursing Research Committee

Spring 2020 committee meetings

  • Friday Feb. 29th. 2020 from 2-3pm CT
  • Wednesday March. 25th. 2020 from 2-3pm CT
  • Wednesday April 29th. 2020 from 2-3pm CT

Functions of the research committee

  1. Advise the office of nursing research on needs or activities to facilitate faculty research.
  2. Conduct pre-submission reviews of extramural research proposals as requested.
  3. Review research proposals submitted by faculty in response to the annual internal call for proposals and make recommendations for funding to the Office of Nursing Research. 
  4. Serve or assure representation of the College of Nursing faculty on health system nursing research committees.
  5. Represent the College of Nursing in health research initiatives within SDSU as requested.
  6. Screen proposals that involve nursing students as human subjects.
  7. Solicit nominations and select the recipient of the annual College of Nursing research and scholarly excellence award.
  8. Solicit, review and choose students for support at the Midwest Nursing Research Society conference.

Steps before submitting

If your research proposal/project includes using CON graduate or undergraduate students, below are the steps needed BEFORE submitting to the CON research committee.

The CON research committee reviews and approves any research studies/projects that involve nursing (graduate/undergraduate) students as subjects (research participants) BEFORE receiving approval from the university IRB.

Step 1

Review policy #C1970: students as research participants before submitting proposals for review.

Step 2

Contact CON research committee chair prior to submission to discuss proposed nursing course(s).

Step 3

The proposal is composed using the SDSU IRB Human Subjects Application Form. The proposal should clearlystate:

  1. Proposed sample size
  2. Sample inclusion criteria
  3. Proposed nursing course(s) from which participants will be recruited, including specific course number(s)
  4. CON site (i.e., Aberdeen, Brookings, Rapid City, Sioux Falls)
  5. Time frame of data collection
  6. If survey, how many times participants will be surveyed, and anticipated time needed to complete survey
  7. If interviews, length of interview
  8. Copy of survey
  9. Interview questions

Step 4

Submit an electronic copy of SDSU IRB Human Subjects Application Form to the CON Research CommitteeChair, one week prior to the CON Research Committee monthly meeting (see dates on web page).

Step 5

After completing the research project/study and data analysis, provide a brief summary (1-page) of the results to the CON Research Committee Chair.

Application Submission

Send your application to the Office of Nursing Research administrative staff to be routed to the College of Nursing Research Committee for review.