National & Other Data

National & Other Data

Workforce Data

The Registered Nurse Population

Findings from the 2008 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses
Full Report

Licensed Practical Nurses

Supply, Demand, and Use of Licensed Practical Nurses
HRSA, 2004

National Minimum Data Sets

The work to create a single national database for nursing is moving forward. This will allow WA to compare its data with other states, offer important comparisons, and support impact decisions on the direction and funding for nursing. See the National Nursing Minimum Data Set (MDS) indicators:
National Demand MDS
National Supply MDS
National Education MDS

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Project

RN Work ProjectThis project focuses on the work and career patterns of nurses, especially newly-licensed RNs. Led by Drs. Christine Kovner and Carol Brewer.

Safety & Quality

The National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators® (NDNQI)

Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC)

Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)

Rural Health Research Center

Nurse Staffing and Rural Hospital Performance Improvement (Policy Brief)
This study examines the impact of nurse staffing on rural hospital performance improvement in the CMS/Premier Inc. Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration project.


IOM Report

In the Nation’s Compelling Interest: Ensuring Diversity in the Health Care Workforce
Committee on Institutional and Policy-Level Strategies for Increasing the Diversity of the U.S. Healthcare Workforce; BD Smedley, A Stith Butler, & LR Bristow (Eds.). Washington, DC: National Academies Press. (2004)
Executive summary

Sullivan Commission

Missing persons: Minorities in the health professions
A Report of the Sullivan Commission on Diversity in the Healthcare.
WW Kellogg Foundation (2004)

Summary Proceedings of the National Leadership Symposium on Increasing Diversity in the Health Professions. (2007)

AACN Fact sheet on Diversity

Enhancing Diversity in the Nursing Workforce

The Tomás Rivera Policy Institute, University of Southern California

Increasing Latino participation in the nursing profession: Best practices at California nursing programs
Holly Buchbinder. (2007)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration

The rationale for diversity in the health professions: a review of the evidence
Bureau of Health Professions. (2006)

The California Endowment

Strategies for Improving the Diversity of the Health Professions
K. Grumbach, J. Coffman, C. Muñoz, E. Rosenoff, P. Gándara, E. Sepulveda. (2003)

Public Health

American Public Health Association

PH Workforce Shortage

Quad Council of Public Health Nursing Organizations

The Public Health Nursing Shortage: A Threat to the Public’s Health


Recommendations on the Public Health Nursing Shortage