The full text of these joint goals appears in Appendix C.
The TSNR Group consists of six doctorally prepared military nurses, two each from the Army, Navy, and Air Force, representing both the active and the reserve components. Members are appointed by the chief and directors of the respective Nurse Corps. Length of experience as a TSNR Group member varies; however, continuity has been achieved through staggered terms. The position of chair of the TSNR Group rotates among the three services, and the intent is to have it rotate across the active and reserve components as well. To serve as chair, an individual must have served on the TSNR Group for at least 1 year prior to assuming leadership.
The TSNR Program currently fulfills its mandate to expand the body of knowledge upon which military nursing practice is based in two ways: first, by funding research proposals of active, reserve, and National Guard Nurse Corps officers, and second, by sponsoring grants-writing workshops for military nurse researchers.
Daily administration of the program is handled by the director of the USUHS Office of Research Administration. This is consistent with the mission of USUHS, which ''. . . serve[s] the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation. . . .'' The university is ". . . unique in relating these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness" (USUHS, 1996). The university is authorized to grant appropriate advanced degrees, to establish post-doctoral and postgraduate programs and technological institutes, to conduct medical readiness training and continuing education for uniformed members of the health professions, to prepare individuals for careers in the health professions in the uniformed services, and to award grants. USUHS serves all three military services as does the TSNR Program.
Administrative support of the TSNR Program within the Office of Research Administration currently consists of one full-time equivalent (FTE) clerk typist/administrative assistant, 0.3 FTE GS-11 grants management specialist,