U.S. Nurses Encouraged to Contribute to National Workforce Research
Chicago – Approximately 260,000 nurses in the U.S. will receive a survey from National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®) and The National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers in the month of July. All nurses who receive the survey are strongly encouraged to respond as quickly and completely as possible to enable NCSBN and The National Forum to construct an accurate description of the current nursing workforce.
The 2015 survey targets both registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/VNs). Selected nurses were drawn as a nationally-representative sample of the more than 4.5 million RNs and LPN/VNs currently licensed in the U.S.
Nurses who receive the survey will be able to respond via return mail or a survey website. The aggregated responses will comprise the national nursing workforce dataset, which will be analyzed by NCSBN and The National Forum researchers. Results will be published in the April 2016 edition of the “Journal of Nursing Regulation.” Read More
The brief, along with other workforce information, is available on HRSA’s National Center for Health Workforce Analysis website