FEATURESWhat Chaplains Wish Nurses Knew Findings From an Online SurveyTaylor, Elizabeth Johnston PhD, RN, FAAN; Trippon, Myrna MSN, RN Author Information School of Nursing, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California. Correspondence: Elizabeth Johnston Taylor, PhD, RN, FAAN, 1555 Linda Vista Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103 ([email protected]). Funding was gratefully received from the Loma Linda University School of Nursing. The authors thank Stephen King, PhD, BCC, and staff at the Association of Professional Chaplains for their support with data collection, as well as all the chaplains who so generously completed the survey. We also thank Angela Li, PhD, MA, MBA, BCC, for her chaplaincy insight and support. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Holistic Nursing Practice 34(5):p 266-273, September/October 2020. | DOI: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000401 Buy Metrics Abstract This report presents qualitative data from a larger study that sought to examine chaplain perspectives on collaboration and nurse-provided spiritual care. This cross-sectional, descriptive study used online survey methods to distribute an investigator-designed questionnaire to a convenience sample of members of the Association of Professional Chaplains (N = 298). Findings were generated by written responses to 3 open questions that were thematically analyzed, as well as 1 quantitative item. Over half of these chaplains reported they did experience nurse “gatekeeping” at least occasionally. Themes from qualitative data revealed chaplains perceive nurses: lack understanding about the role and abilities of chaplains, sometimes overstep their role or impede the work of chaplains, and allow personal “baggage” to influence their collaboration with chaplains. Likewise, however, respondents respected nurses and were eager to collaborate. Naming these challenges to nurse-chaplain collaboration allows nurses and chaplains to begin to address them. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.