Newly Licensed Registered Nurse Quality Improvement Survey 1, 2008 (ICPSR 36817)

Published: Feb 2, 2018

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

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  • V2 [2018-02-02]
  • V1 [2017-11-27] unpublished

The purpose of this study was to describe what newly licensed registered nurses working in hospitals learned about quality improvement in their education programs and workplaces. The survey was administered to nurses working in a hospital who participated in the second wave of the Newly Licensed RN Survey: Newly Licensed Registered Nurse Survey, 2007 (ICPSR 36812). Quality improvement topics covered by the survey include patient-centered care; evidence-based practice; standardized practices for restrain and seclusion, infection control and pain management; use of information technology or strategies to reduce reliance on memory; participation in analyzing errors and designing system improvements; use of national patient safety resources, initiatives or regulations; and use of specific quality improvement models, specifically, FADE (Focus, Analyze, Develop, Execute, and Evaluate), PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act), Six-Sigma-DMAIC/DMADV (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) or (Define, Measure, Analyze, Design, Verify), CQI (Continuous Quality Improvement) and TQM (Total Quality Management).

Kovner, Christine Tassone, and Brewer, Carol S. Newly Licensed Registered Nurse Quality Improvement Survey 1, 2008. Ann Arbor, MI: [distributor], 2018-02-02.

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

The data file can be merged with any of the Newly Licensed Registered Nurse Surveys (e.g. ICPSR 36773, 36812, 36813, 36814, 36815, or 36816) by matching on the common ID variables idnumber or ICPSR_RANDOM_ID.

The survey was administered to a random sample of nurses who reported that they worked in a hospital in the second wave of the Newly Licensed RN Survey: Newly Licensed Registered Nurse Survey, 2007 (ICPSR 36812).


Registered nurses working in a hospital who obtained their first license to practice between September 1, 2004 and August 31, 2005.


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