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Summer 2012 RN Work Project Newsletter

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Summer 2011 RN Work Project Newsletter

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Commuting to Work: RN Travel Time to Employment in Rural and Urban Areas

In the newly licensed registered nurses, rural nurses and those living in small towns had significantly longer average commute times. Young married RNs and RNs with children also tended to have longer commute times, as did RNs employed by hospitals. The findings indicate that travel time to work varies significantly across locale types. Further research […]


Generational Differences among Newly Licensed Registered Nurses

Responses of 2 369 newly licensed registered nurses from 3 generational cohorts—Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y—were studied to identify differences in their characteristics, work-related experiences, and attitudes. These responses revealed significant differences among generations in: job satisfaction, organizational commitment, work motivation, work-to-family conflict, family-to-work conflict, distributive justice, promotional opportunities, supervisory support, mentor support, procedural […]


Summer 2010 RN Work Project Newsletter

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New Nurses Views of Quality Improvement Education

Quality improvement (QI) is a focus of hospital managers and policymakers. The role of registered nurses (RNs) in QI in hospitals is vital because most hospital-based RNs provide direct care to patients. QI skills are necessary to identify gaps between current care and best practice and to design, implement, test, and evaluate changes and are […]


Initial and Progression of Educational Preparation of Early Career Nurses

Date Posted: 2012-03-15

In our national sample:  56.3% of RNs held an Associate degree in nursing (ADN) as their basic nursing degree compared to 39.5% with Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN). Within three years of initial licensure, 6.7% of BSN nurses earned a Masters or Doctoral degree. Within three years of initial licensure, 12.9% RNs with an ADN […]


Education Attainment

Date Posted: 2011-11-11

Within two and a half years of being licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN): 14.5% (n=137) of RNs with Associate degrees were enrolled in an educational program 9.9% (n=64) of RNs with Baccalaureate degrees were enrolled in an educational program Within four and a half years of being licensed as an RN: Of RNs with […]


Source: These questions were answered by the sample of RNs who replied to all three waves of the survey (Wave 1, Wave 2, and Wave 3): (N=1648). Christine Kovner and Carol Brewer

General Work Life

Date Posted: 2010-10-14

Newly licensed registered nurses (NLRNs) care about: Doing their job well Being fairly rewarded for their work Receiving a good pay Unsafe, poorly managed and poorly equipped work environments hold NLRNs back: 25% reported at least one on-the-job needle-stick 39% reported at least one strain or sprain 21% reported a cut or laceration 46% reported […]


Source: Christine Kovner and Carol Brewer

Moving On, Up, or Out: Changing Work Needs of New RNs at Different Stages of Their Beginning Nursing Practice

This article describes the work experience of a national cohort of 229 RNs who participated in a survey on work environment at two different time periods. Survey results of the RNs’ experience within two and a half years of their initial RN licensure (time period two) are described in detail, and comparisons are made to […]


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