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Newly Licensed Registered Nurse Survey, 2013 (ICPSR 36815)

Principal Investigator(s): Kovner, Christine, Rory Meyers College of Nursing; Brewer, Carol, University of Buffalo School of Nursing


This is the fifth wave of a multi wave panel survey that studied newly licensed registered nurses who obtained their first license to practice between September 1, 2004 and August 31, 2005. It was conducted as part of the RN Work Project, a national study of new nurses funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The survey interviewed the nurses about their jobs, turnover, intentions and attitudes--including intent, satisfaction, organizational commitment, and preferences about work.

Access Notes

  • One or more files in this data collection have special restrictions ; consult the restrictions note to learn more. You can apply online for access to the restricted-use data. A login is required to apply.

    As explained in the ICPSR Processing Notes in the codebook, ICPSR restricted variables from general dissemination for reasons of confidentiality. Users interested in obtaining the restricted data must complete a restricted data use agreement with ICPSR, specify the reasons for the request, and obtain IRB approval or notice of exemption for their research. Apply for access to the restricted data via the ICPSR restricted data contract portal which can be accessed on the study home page.

    Any public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.


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Study Description


Kovner, Christine, and Carol Brewer. Newly Licensed Registered Nurse Survey, 2013. ICPSR36815-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-11-13.

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This study was funded by:

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (51120)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    health care delivery, medical education, nurses

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2013

Date of Collection:   

  • 2013-01--2013-05

Unit of Observation:    Individual

Universe:    Nurses who responded to the third wave of the study.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Additional information about the survey is available on the RN Work Project website.

The record layout file and SPSS setup apply to both the public- and restricted-use plain text versions of the data file.

The data files, setup and record layout file are encoded with the UTF-8 character encoding standard.

The data file can be merged with the other waves of the Newly Licensed Registered Nurse Survey (e.g., ICPSR 36773, 36812, 36813, 36814) by matching on the common ID variables idnumber or ICPSR_RANDOM_ID.


Sample:    The wave 5 survey attempted to interview all of the nurses who responded to the wave 3 survey: Newly Licensed Registered Nurse Survey, 2009 (ICPSR 36813).

Mode of Data Collection:    mail questionnaire

Response Rates:    67 percent of nurses contacted for wave 5 returned a completed survey.

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   2017-11-13


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