New Careers in Nursing Nationwide, 2007-2017 (ICPSR 36758)

Version Date: May 2, 2018 View help for published

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Vernell DeWitty, NCIN/RWJF/AACN; Christine Downing, NCIN/RWJF/AACN

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36758.v1

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The New Careers in Nursing Nationwide, 2007-2017 database was designed to evaluate the New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) program. NCIN aimed to provide a streamlined pathway for those individuals who held a bachelor degree but no healthcare experience, to diversify the nursing workforce by identifying underrepresented minorities who were interested in the nursing profession, and to provide individuals with leadership and mentoring opportunities and allow them to cultivate skills as future nursing educators. The NCIN program ran from 2008 through 2015 and awarded 3517 scholarships to 130 schools/programs of nursing. NCIN scholars received three surveys: at the start of their program, the midpoint and upon completing their program. The surveys asked about their curricular and co-curricular experiences, aspirations, program satisfaction, education debt, and future employment.

DeWitty, Vernell, and Downing, Christine. New Careers in Nursing Nationwide, 2007-2017. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2018-05-02. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36758.v1

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2007 -- 2017
2008 -- 2015

An external evaluator was used to collect and compile the data, and over the years the evaluator's technical staff changed as did some of the survey and data architecture (value labels, etc.). Users are advised to pay close attention to the label direction, especially for satisfaction questions. Please see P.I. Documentation for additional information.

For additional information on the New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) program, please visit the NCIN website.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) program by surveying NCIN scholarship recipients who attended an accelerated nursing program.

The New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) program ran from 2008 through 2015 and awarded 3517 scholarships to 130 schools/programs of nursing. 3506 scholarships were disbursed indicating that 11 scholarships were not claimed. NCIN scholarship recipients were asked to complete three surveys: at the start of their nursing program, the midpoint and upon completing their program. The data was sanitized for privacy reasons both at the individual and programmatic level, and 17 'missing' value labels used for survey tracking purposes were consolidated into 3 'missing value' labels.

All scholars who received a New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) scholarship were sent all three surveys (entry, midpoint, and exit). The only persons who did not receive the study were those who had fully withdrawn from their nursing program.

Longitudinal: Panel

Nursing students who were awarded the New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) scholarship.

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survey data

Several Likert-type scales were used.

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The data are not weighted.

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