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The Relentless School Nurse: Villanova University Nursing Launches National COVID-19 Study


The M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University has launched a national COVID-19 Caring About Health for All Study (CHAMPS) of health care, first responder, and service workers for the health care system during the COVID-19 pandemic. This team is dedicated to including all members of the healthcare system.

-Evie Lengetti, PhD, RN-BC

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A study of the experience and self-reported health and well-being of essential workers and first responders, service staff and healthcare professionals, who provided support for patients, treatment sites and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.


If you worked in any facility that treated COVID-19 patients or in the community as a first responder, we invite you to participate in this important study about your health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All your responses will be kept confidential and you will not be identified.  This survey should take about 15-20 minutes.

Study Detail

The purpose of this research study is to learn about the self-reported health and well-being of COVID-19 healthcare workers and others who work in healthcare settings or in communities to support the care of COVID-19 patients across the United States.

If you agree to participate you will complete a survey that will ask about you, your job role(s), your workplace environment, your health, and your well-being, and share your experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. You will also have an opportunity to participate in a follow-up interview and future studies related to the CHAMPS study.  The alternative to participating in the CHAMPS study is not to participate. You will not be paid to take part in this study, and you will not have to pay to participate either.

All of your responses will be kept confidential including your participation in the study and your work site. Only members of the research team analyzing the data will be able to view individual responses. Individual responses will be combined with those from other participants to describe the health and well-being of all who participated in the study.  The information you provide will be used only for research purposes. This research is covered by a Certificate of Confidentiality from the National Institutes of Health to protect your answers from disclosure.

Anyone who is interested in the CHAMPS study is welcome to visit this website for updates about the study’s progress and related news.

This study was approved by the Villanova University Institutional Review Board,
IRB #:  IRB-FY2020-215

COVID-19 CHAMPS Study Steering Committee

Peter Kaufmann, PhD; Donna S. Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN; Heather Brom, PhD, RN, NP-C; Linda Copel, PhD, RN, FAPA; Janell L. Mensinger, PhD, FAED; Suzanne C. Smeltzer, EdD, RN, FAAN; Jennifer Yost, PhD, RN, FAAN

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