ERIC Number: ED356241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Registered Nurses in New York State.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Postsecondary Research and Information Systems.
As part of the 1989 triennial registration of registered nurses (RNs) in New York State, a survey of professional, personal, and practice characteristics of nurses was conducted. Basic information from this survey is enhanced by information from earlier surveys to illustrate significant trends. Usable survey questionnaires were received from 176,746 RNs, 89 percent of the number who renewed their registration in 1989. The sample included about 34,000 RNs who were not employed in nursing at the time of the study. Results suggest that nursing shortages are not due to a decline in the number of practicing RNs. Most of the New York RNs are white, but minority representation has been increasing slowly to the present level of almost 23 percent. Hospitals and nursing homes remain the primary places of employment, and patient care the primary responsibility. In 1973, nearly 80 percent of the RNs had received their basic training in a diploma program, but by 1989 only 41 percent reported a diploma program as their basic nursing preparation. Currently, 31 percent have completed an associate program and 27 percent have completed a bachelor's or master's degree program. For 75 to 82 percent, the nursing degree is the highest degree they hold. Twenty-five figures and 64 tables present characteristics of New York's RNs. An appendix adds demographic information in six tables. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Postsecondary Research and Information Systems.
Identifiers - Location: New York