Original ArticlesEngaging Clinical Nurses in Research Nurses' Experiences Delivering a Communication Intervention in a Behavioral Oncology Clinical TrialLandon, Leslie BSN, RN-BC, CPHON; Crane, Stacey PhD, RN, CPON; Nance, Stacy BSN, RN, OCN; Stegenga, Kristin PhD, RN, CPON; Cherven, Brooke MPH, RN, CPON; Perez Prado, Luz N. PhD; Butrum, Karen Dawn MSN, RN, PCNS; Beacham, Barbara PhD, RN; Haase, Joan PhD, RN, FAANAuthor Information Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia (Ms Landon); Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis (Dr Crane); Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, Indianapolis, Indiana (Ms Nance); Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri (Dr Stegenga); University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, Birmingham, and Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia (Ms Cherven); Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute, University of Texas Health at San Antonio (Dr Perez Prado); Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, Indianapolis, Indiana (Ms Butrum); University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Minneapolis (Dr Beacham); and Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis (Dr Haase). Correspondence: Stacey Crane, PhD, RN, CPON, Indiana University School of Nursing, 600 Barnhill Dr, NU317A, Indianapolis, IN 46202 ([email protected]). Research reported in this publication was primarily supported by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health under award number R01 CA162181. Additional funding sources included training grants from National Institute of Nursing Research (F31 NR015393; T32 NR007066), National Cancer Institute (T32 CA117865), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars (RWJF72509), and American Cancer Society (DSCN-13-267-01-SCN; 17-078-01-SCN). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the funding agencies.No conflict of interest was declared by the authors. Nursing Administration Quarterly: April/June 2019 - Volume 43 - Issue 2 - p 175-185 doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000341 Buy Metrics Abstract Despite the recognized need for clinical nurses to engage in the conduct of research, little is known about their research experiences. This article describes the experiences of nurses who delivered the communication intervention in a behavioral oncology clinical trial for parents of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer. A qualitative thematic analysis was conducted of nurse interveners' (NIs') reflections on their experiences delivering the communication intervention. Ten data-generating questions were developed to guide NIs' reflections. Twelve NIs responded via verbal discussions. Six of these also provided written responses. Overall, nurses' experiences as interveners were powerful and positive, and included time and space to be fully present with patients and families. Nurse interveners identified barriers to their involvement in research related to time constraints, administrative support, physical space to privately conduct the intervention, and difficulties maintaining expertise with the intervention. The importance of ongoing collaboration between nurses, unit staff, leaders, and study teams was corroborated. An unexpected finding was the importance of reflective clinical research. © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.