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Newly Licensed Registered Nurse New Cohort 1 Survey, 2009

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Kovner, Christine
  • Brewer, Carol
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Newly Licensed Registered Nurse Survey Series
Publication Date
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
health care; hospitals; medical education; nurses; work attitudes
  • Abstract

    The Newly Licensed Registered Nurse Cohort 1 Survey, 2009 is the first wave of a multi-wave panel survey that studied newly licensed registered nurses who obtained their first license to practice between August 1, 2007 and July 31, 2008. It was conducted as part of the RN Work Project, a national study of new nurses funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The survey interviewed the nurses about their jobs, turnover, education, intentions and attitudes--including intent, satisfaction, organizational commitment, and preferences about work.
  • Abstract

    The purpose of the NLRN Cohort 1 Survey was to: Describe newly licensed registered nurses' changes in work patterns and factors associated with those changes over an extended time period by following the panel from our current Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded study for an additional six years; Compare educational background, work setting, and work satisfaction among three different cohorts of NLRN ; Describe the training about patient safety of NLRNs employed in hospitals;
  • Methods

    Panel data was used for this study and all others in the series because it made it possible to determine the similarities and differencies in groups graduating in different years. That information provides an indication of changes in the environment or in those people who choose nursing as a career. Collecting data on two additional cohorts helped the researchers separate the threats to internal validity of history versus maturational effects. Princeton Survey Research Associates International (PSRAI) determined the distribution of nurses by site needed in order to achieve a minimum of 1,500 completed surveys. Each nurse was assigned a random number. This list was then organized by each of the 27 sites and sorted according to random numbers. The first N (number of respondents needed) were selected from each site.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Methods

    Presence of Common Scales: Large variety of scales from literature and questions identical to HRSA National Sample Survey - RNs 2005
  • Methods

    Response Rates: 58% of nurses contacted for wave 1 returned a completed survey.
  • Abstract


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2009
  • Collection date: 2009
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Newly licensed registered nurses who obtained their first license to practice between August 1, 2007 and July 1, 2008. Smallest Geographic Unit: Region
The sample design for the New Cohort study sampled new RNs residing in 25 MSAs and 2 rural counties in 15 states across the country. For additional information, please refer to the User Guide
Collection Mode
  • mail questionnaire
2020-02-20 Online variable search capabilities have been added for this study. Funding institution(s): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (51120).
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 36819 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR36819.v1

Update Metadata: 2020-02-20 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-02-20

Kovner, Christine; Brewer, Carol (2018): Newly Licensed Registered Nurse New Cohort 1 Survey, 2009. Version 2. Newly Licensed Registered Nurse Survey Series. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.