Nursing Workforce Survey Data (National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses)

Metadata Updated: February 26, 2020

The National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN) Download makes data from the survey readily available to users in a one-stop download. The Survey has been conducted approximately every four years since 1977. For each survey year, HRSA has prepared two Public Use File databases in flat ASCII file format without delimiters. The 2008 data are also offerred in SAS and SPSS formats. Information likely to point to an individual in a sparsely-populated county has been withheld. General Public Use Files are State-based and provide information on nurses without identifying the County and Metropolitan Area in which they live or work. County Public Use Files provide most, but not all, the same information on the nurse from the General Public Use File, and also identifies the County and Metropolitan Areas in which the nurses live or work. NSSRN data are to be used for research purposes only and may not be used in any manner to identify individual respondents.

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Metadata Created Date July 15, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 26, 2020

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date July 15, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 26, 2020
Publisher Health Resources and Services Administration
Unique Identifier a8f9b63d-e28e-4a36-8ec3-aeb0e7e1559d
Michelle Washko
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Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 009:15
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Harvest Source Id 15c538b5-31a0-474e-8ba5-c85ee421cb4d
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Data First Published 2012-05-30
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Data Last Modified 2018-09-24
Program Code 009:014
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Source Hash 98b252f1e296b5dbeb87c233a0ff4b754e7bf3b1
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 1978-01-01T00:00:00-05:00/2008-12-31T00:00:00-05:00
Category Community, Health

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