My name is Dr. Briana Snyder, and I am a faculty member from the Department of Nursing at Towson University in Maryland, USA. I am writing to invite you to participate in my research study about the experiences of registered nurses who care for individuals diagnosed with dissociative disorders. To be eligible for the study, you must be an English-speaking registered nurse with at least 6 months of experience as a staff nurse caring for individuals diagnosed with dissociative disorders in an inpatient psychiatric setting. Approval for this study was obtained from the Towson University Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol #1322.

If you decide to participate, you will be asked to complete one recorded, virtual Zoom interview with me after you give informed consent. You will be asked questions about your experiences as a registered nurse while caring for individuals diagnosed with dissociative disorders in the inpatient psychiatric setting. Sample questions may include the following: 1.) When did you first learn about dissociative disorders? 2.) How did you first begin working with individuals diagnosed with dissociative disorders? 3.) Please describe a typical work day in caring for individuals with dissociative disorders. The entire interview should take approximately 90 minutes. If you complete the full interview, you will receive a $30 e-gift card from for your participation.

If you would like to participate or have any questions about the study, please email me at [email protected]. If you know another registered nurse who meets the criteria to participate in this study, please share this information with them.

Thank you very much for your time.

Briana L. Snyder, PhD, RN-BC, CNE