In 2007, Washington State surveyed all of the licensed registered nurses (RNs) in the state to obtain basic demographic, education, and practice information. This study analyzed these survey responses and found that of all RNs with Washington licenses in 2007, 64% practiced in Washington, fewer than 10% were non-white, and 2% were Hispanic. Among Washington’s RNs, 49% worked in hospital inpatient settings and 62% provided direct patient care. The highest nursing degree attained by 43% of the state’s RNs was a BSN, and for 39% it was the ADN. Overall, 57% of Washington’s RNs obtained at least some of their nursing education in-state. RNs’ age at the time they obtained their initial nursing education was an average of nine years higher for those who obtained their degrees in 2005 or later than for RNs who obtained their degrees before 1980. More than 5% of RNs in Washington obtained their initial RN education outside of the United States. These demographic, practice, and education data provide policymakers, educators, and planners in Washington with useful information for assessing the status of Washington’s RN workforce.
Lead Researcher: Susan M. Skillman, MS
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|Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA, Tieman L, Doescher MP||Demographic, education, and practice characteristics of registered nurses in Washington State: results of a 2007 survey||PUBLICATION||06-01-2008|
Full report Policy brief
|Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA, Tieman L, Kaplan L, Brown MA, Doescher MP||Demographic, practice, and education characteristics of nurses in Washington State||PRESENTATION||06-28-2009|
|Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA, Tieman L, Doescher MP||Demographic, education, and practice characteristics of registered nurses in Washington State: results of a 2007 survey||PRESENTATION||06-30-2008|
|Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA, Tieman L, Doescher MP||Registered nurses in Washington State: findings from the 2007 survey||PRESENTATION||11-13-2008|