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2008 Colorado RN Workforce Survey. Findings. October 2, 2009 Christine Demont-Heinrich, MPH. Thanks to the following for their assistance in designing, analyzing and funding the survey…. The Colorado Trust Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence The Joffit Group Key Informants. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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2008 Colorado RN Workforce Survey FindingsA Presentation of the Colorado Health Institute 1576 Sherman Street, Suite 300 Denver, Colorado 80203-1728 www.coloradohealthinstitute.org
2008 Colorado RN Workforce Survey
Findings
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Thanks to the following for their assistance in designing, analyzing and funding the survey…
The Colorado Trust
The Joffit Group
Survey methods
3,000 surveys were mailed to a randomly selected sample of active licensed RNs in mid-October 2008
92 surveys undeliverable
2,835 met eligibility criteria
1,457 RNs completed a survey (51% response rate)
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*Included workers 19 years or older in workforce percentages
SOURCES: CHI 2008 Colorado RN Workforce Survey, Q36;
U.S. Census Bureau
SOURCES: CHI 2008 Colorado RN Workforce Survey, Q35 and Q37;
U.S. Census Bureau
Q17, Q34, Q40
35.7%
14.4%
13.2%
8.0%
Grew up in urban community and work in rural community
1.6%
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Practice setting
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Focus of nursing practice
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Program
Percent
Diploma
16.2%
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Years
Percent
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*Approximately 8 percent of RNs identified themselves as an APN.
Characteristic
APN
Non-APN
Male
9.8%
6.7%
57.9%
47.5%
68.9%
48.1%
93.6%
82.6%
Self-employed
6.2%
1.6%
36.7%
64.7%
49.2%
15.6%
4.3%
9.7%
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*On a scale of 1 to 5, with 4 representing “very good” and 5 representing “excellent”.
**On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 and 2 representing “poor” and 3 representing “fair”.
SOURCE: CHI 2008 Colorado RN Workforce Survey, Q5
Highest ranked content for classroom instruction (Very Good or Excellent*)
Percent
90.6%
Percent
48.1%
51.7%
53.0%
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*On a scale of 1 to 5, with 4 representing “very good” and 5 representing “excellent”.
**On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 and 2 representing “poor” and 3 representing “fair”.
SOURCE: CHI 2008 Colorado RN Workforce Survey, Q6
Highest ranked content for clinical instruction (Very Good or Excellent*)
Percent
84.1%
70.2%
68.4%
Percent
44.9%
45.7%
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Interest in becoming faculty member
Percent
Interest
16.8%
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SOURCE: CHI 2008 Colorado RN Workforce Survey, Q32
*Percentage of RNs who were interested or undecided in becoming nurse faculty who rated these incentives as important.
Incentives
Percent*
95.1%
86.4%
69.4%
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SOURCE: CHI 2008 Colorado RN Workforce Survey, Q33
*Percentage of all RNs who rated these factors as being a barrier.
Barriers
Percent*
71.5%
70.6%
68.4%
Lack of information about how to pursue a faculty position
46.7%
12.1%
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*Earnings from RNs working 30 hours or more per week in primary nursing position
SOURCE: CHI 2008 Colorado RN Workforce Survey, Q7, Q20, Q24
Earnings from primary nursing position
Diploma (N=2,268)
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*Percentage of RNs who rated these factors a 4 or 5 indicating “strongly agree”.
SOURCE: CHI 2008 Colorado RN Workforce Survey, Q23
Assessment of primary nursing position
Percent*
The quality of care is high at current work setting
79.6%
76.7%
71.1%
68.5%
50.7%
49.2%
49.1%
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*Percentage of RNs who rated these statements a 4 or 5 indicating “strongly agree.”
SOURCE: CHI 2008 Colorado RN Workforce Survey, Q28
Statement
Percent*
74.0%
28.1%
27.8%
12.0%
6.8%
Plan on becoming a faculty member in a nursing program
6.5%
5.1%
5.0%
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*13 percent of RNs reported that they plan to leave their current employer within the next 12 months
**Percentage of RNs who rated these reasons a 4 or 5 indicating “strongly agree”
SOURCE: CHI 2008 Colorado RN Workforce Survey, Q30
Reason
Percent**
45.2%
42.1%
40.6%
24.4%
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SOURCE: CHI 2008 Colorado RN Workforce Survey, Q15
*16.5 percent of RNs reported not working in a position that required an active RN license
**Percentage of RNs who rated these reasons a 4 or 5 indicating “strongly agree.”
Reason
Percent**
43.9%
41.8%
37.1%
Have a job that does not require an active RN license
33.4%