TRISERVICE NURSING RESEARCH PROGRAM

TSNPR’s mission is to facilitate nursing research to optimize the health of military members and their beneficiaries. TSNRP supports quantitative and qualitative studies on operational or deployment health topics in several strategic areas.

TSNRP’s Strategic Goals:

  • Develop and strengthen the TriService community of nurse scholars to generate new knowledge in military nursing and translate it into practice.
  • Provide a TriService infrastructure to enhance military nursing research and advance Evidence-Based Practice.
  • Support research and Evidence-Based Practice projects on areas relevant to military readiness and military nursing practice.
  • Encourage TriService collaboration in nursing research and Evidence-Based Practice.

HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM

Doctorally prepared nurses from the Army, Navy, and Air Force began meeting informally in 1988 at the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) convention. In fall 1990, representatives from all three services formed the Federal Nursing Research Interest Group; it later became the TriService Nursing Research Group (TSNR Group).

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Leadership

TSNRP EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BG JACK M. DAVIS, DIRECTOR, WALTER REED NATIONAL MILITARY MEDICAL CENTER

BG Jack M. Davis, Director
Chief, Army Nurse Corps

RDML CYNTHIA A. KUEHNER, COMMANDER, NAVAL MEDICAL FORCES SUPPORT COMMAND

RDML CYNTHIA A. KUEHNER, COMMANDER

Director, Navy Nurse Corps

BRIG GEN JEANNINE M. RYDER

BRIG GEN JEANNINE M. RYDER

Chief, Air Force Nurse Corps

ADVISORY COUNcil

ACTIVE DUTY

LTC Christopher (Chris) A. VanFosson, AN, NC Chief, Clinical Research Support Department, United States Army Institute for Surgical Research, Joint Base San Anotio - Fort Sam Houston, Texas

CDR Kennett Radford, NC, USN Program Director and Assistant Professor, Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia Program, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Col Susan F. Dukes, USAF, NC Interim Dean, US Air Force School, Aerospace Medicine Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

RESERVE

MAJ Morgan Torris-Hedlund, AN, USAR 396th Combat Support Hospital, Public Health Nurse, Vancouver, Washington 

CAPT Patricia Klimkewicz, NC, USN Program Director, HM Trauma Training

Col Edward Ronnebaum, USAFR, NC  Chief, Wing Education and Training Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Heather King

CAPT Heather King

Responsible for the long-term program planning as well as day-to-day operational management of the program. Monitors progress of all funded studies. Is the decision-maker for grants administration, to include budgetary expenditures, revisions, and timeline changes. Ensures compliance with DoD regulatory guidelines for human and animal use. Develops, negotiates, initiates, and administers government support contracts and grants.