NSSRNNational Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (US Department of Health and Human Services)
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The new edition of the NSSRN, when data become available, should be helpful in this regard in that it asks RNs when they earned their basic nursing degree, therefore allowing for insight into their career trajectory from that date forward.
Adjusted hourly wage was the dependent variable and was calculated using primary nursing position for full-time hospital RNs derived from the NSSRN question, "Please estimate your 2008 pretax earnings from your principal nursing position.
Equations (1) and (2) are estimated employing the NSSRN data for years 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004 for full-time NPs between the ages of 25 and 60.
Table 1 presents the variables used in this study with their definitions and summary statistics separately for the 2004 and 2008 NSSRN samples.
In the NSSRN, participants reported earnings in their primary job in the previous calendar year.
We included observations with imputed data; data imputation was performed only for the 2008 NSSRN using regression modeling to generate likely responses for missing values (Health Resources and Services Administration 2010).
8% of married female RNs were working as RNs in the nationally representative 2008 NSSRN data, and 70.
Yet, in both cases, findings from the ACS have been validated against data from the NSSRN and workforce and educational estimates are very similar.
The NSSRN is used to explore the individual characteristics and qualifications of foreign-educated nurses and their practice patterns.
That said, with the exception of the education level, the participants in this study were comparable in age, race, and gender with the respondents reported in the NSSRN.
From the NSSRN public use data file of 35,579 actively licensed RNs, we removed all cases in which the RN neither worked in nursing in an MSA nor lived in an MSA (n = 8,416), was deceased (n = 97), was not in the USA (n = 9), or was male (n = 1,586).
The NSSRN data are collected by the Health Resources and Services Administration every 4 years, with exception of the second survey which occurred 3 years after the first.