Use of NLN Surveys and Research Instruments
The NLN's copyrighted surveys and research instruments are an important part of its research activities. Permission to use NLN surveys or instruments for nursing education research is usually granted free of charge to NLN members. Non-NLN-members
and those seeking permission to use surveys for commercial purposes or for republication
in materials sold for profit may be charged a fee.
In most instances, applicants will receive notification of the status of their
request and any applicable fees within two weeks of receipt of their application
form. All applicable fees must be paid before survey or instrument materials
will be shipped.
- It is the sole responsibility of the researcher to determine whether the
NLN questionnaire is appropriate to her or his particular study.
- Modifications to a survey may affect the reliability and/or validity of results.
Any modifications made to a survey are the sole responsibility of the researcher.
- When published or printed, any research findings produced using an NLN
survey must be properly cited. If the content of the NLN survey was modified
in any way, this must also be clearly indicated in the text, footnotes and
endnotes of all materials where findings are published or printed.
to view available instruments from the NLN/Laerdal Simulation Study Project.
To request permission to use NLN surveys or instruments listed below, please
submit a completed instrument request
form to email@example.com.
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