Research Alert: October 24, 2019

Rural Nurse Education, Workplace, and Salary

This research alert contains two policy briefs, one on the education levels and worksites of registered nurses and another on the challenges for rural nurse education, from the Rural and Minority Health Research Center.

  • Rural Registered Nurses: Educational Preparation, Workplace, and Salary
    Using national data from census data from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample, this brief looks at the reported education levels and worksites of rural and urban registered nurses.
  • RN-to-BSN Programs: Challenges for Rural Nurse Education
    To ascertain the status of rural-focused nursing education, we surveyed registered nurse to bachelor of science in nursing (RN-to-BSN) programs. Using an American Association of Colleges of Nursing mailing list, surveys were mailed to all schools with RN-to-BSN programs. This report summarizes responses from the 237 that completed surveys.
Contact Information:

Janice C. Probst, PhD
Rural and Minority Health Research Center
Phone: 803.251.6317

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