Factors Associated with Rural-Residing Registered Nurses’ Choices to Work in Urban Locations and Larger Rural Cities


While larger numbers of registered nurses (RNs) are living in rural areas, research from the WWAMI RHRC shows that since 1980, a growing percentage are commuting from rural residences to work within urban and larger rural cities. This study explored factors that may be associated with RNs’ decisions to commute away from their rural areas of residence to work in less rural areas. Funded by HRSA’s ORHP.