TRISERVICE NURSING RESEARCH PROGRAM

We facilitate nursing research to optimize the health of military members and their beneficiaries. We support quantitative and qualitative studies on operational or deployment health topics in several strategic areas.

Our goals are to:

  • 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.

Read our most recent Newsletter >

RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE RESEARCH PROGRAMS

A $5 million appropriation for TSNRP represents a modest portion of the total funds allocated for research in the DoD budget. The entire FY 1996 DoD appropriation of more than $243 billion included more than $36 billion for research, development, test, and evaluation. The $5 million TSNRP funds are incorporated in the $10 billion DoD health care appropriation (P.L. 104-61).

Our dollars are intended entirely for nursing research—an area not addressed by other military research programs. Few, if any, doctorally prepared nurse researchers participate as investigators in other DoD medical research, development, test, and evaluation programs.

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 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).

Learn More >

 

Leadership

EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MG Barbara Holcomb, Commanding General, United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick

Chief, Army Nurse Corps

RDML Tina Davidson Director, Medical Resources, Plans and Policy Division

Director, Navy Nurse Corps

Brig Gen Robert J. Marks, Air Mobility Command Surgeon

Chief, Air Force Nurse Corps

ADVISORY COUNSEL

ACTIVE DUTY

COL Susan Hopkinson Chief, Center for Nursing Science & Clinical Inquiry Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii

CAPT Dennis Spence, NC, USN Senior Nurse Executive Naval Hospital San Diego

Col Nicole H. Armitage, USAF, NC Chief, En Route Care Research Division Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

RESERVE

CPT Carol Ann King, AN, USAR Clinical Assistant Professor East Carolina University Greenville, North Carolina

CAPT Deirdre O. Smith, NC USNR Acting Senior Nurse Executive Expeditionary Medical Facility Bethesda, MD Specialty Leader for Nurse Research, USN RC

Lt Col Stephen H. A. Hernandez, USAFR, NC Chief Nurse, 302d Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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.