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.
|Skillman SM, Palazzo L, Doescher MP, Butterfield P||Characteristics of rural RNs who live and work in different communities||PUBLICATION||09-28-2012|
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|Skillman SM, Palazzo L, Fordyce MA, Doescher MP, Butterfield P||Factors associated with rural-residing RNs' choices to work in larger rural and urban areas||PRESENTATION||06-09-2008|