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Resources by Topic: Nurses

Changes in the Rural Registered Nurse Workforce from 1980 to 2004
Describes changes in rural and urban registered nurse (RN) demographics, education, and employment characteristics over time.
Additional links: Project Summary
Author(s): Susan M. Skillman, Lorella Palazzo, L. Gary Hart, Patricia Butterfield
Date: 10/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Nursing Workforce: HHS Needs Methodology to Identify Facilities with a Critical Shortage of Nurses
Reports on changes in the registered nurse (RN) shortage since 2000. Also discusses the impact of the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP) and Nursing Scholarship Program (NSP) on the shortage of nurses.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 04/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Health Center Expansion and Recruitment Survey 2004: Results by Health and Human Services Regions and Health Center Geography
Reports findings from the national study of health center staffing, recruitment, and retention. Provides information by HHS region, urban and rural geography, and national overall estimates. Includes 118 graphs of selected survey results.
Author(s): C. Holly A. Andrilla, L. Gary Hart
Date: 03/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Distance Education in EMS: A Literature Review and Rural/Urban Comparison
Explores what is known about distance learning in EMS and how distance learning is being used to provide continuing education to EMS professionals in rural and urban areas. Includes recommendations for future development and application.
Date: 2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Registered Nurse Vacancies in Federally Funded Health Centers: Project Summary
Provides an overview of the registered nurse (RN) vacancy rate in federally-funded health centers, which varies by degree of rurality.
Date: 12/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Factors that Influence Students in Choosing Rural Nursing Practice: A Pilot Study
Reports findings from a survey of nursing students, examining self-identified factors of students who expressed an interest in rural practice post-graduation.
Author(s): Angeline Bushy, Beverly Leipert
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 5(2), 387
Date: 04/2005
Type: Document
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Characteristics of Registered Nurses in Rural vs. Urban Areas: Implications for Strategies to Alleviate Nursing Shortages in the United States
Reports on characteristics of rural and urban registered nurses in the United States based on data from a national survey.
Author(s): Susan M. Skillman, Lorella Palazzo, David Keepnews, L. Gary Hart
Date: 01/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Addressing the Nursing Shortage: Impacts and Innovations in Frontier America
Discusses the nursing shortage and how it affects rural and frontier communities. Includes strategies to address the shortage and maps of hospital nurse shortage areas.
Date: 12/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Frontier Communities
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State of the Health Workforce in Rural America: Profiles and Comparisons
Overview of rural healthcare workforce issues. National and state-by-state data on the healthcare workforce, with rural-urban comparisons and interstate comparisons. Also includes data on rural healthcare facilities.
Author(s): Eric H. Larson, Karin E. Johnson, Thomas E. Norris, et al.
Date: 2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Nebraska BSN Registered Nurse Map
Shows BSN registered nurse federal shortage areas.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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