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National Prelicensure RN Study: Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Nursing Education

This longitudinal study includes more than 1,100 student and faculty participants affiliated with 51 prelicensure RN programs located across 27 states. Leveraging more than 4,000 course observations collected from fall 2020 to spring 2022, this study illuminates the breadth, scale and ever-evolving nature of prelicensure RN programs’ efforts to maintain the continuity of nursing students’ education during the public health crisis.
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2022 Workforce Report

The National Nursing Workforce Survey generates information on the supply of nurses in the country, which is critical to workforce planning and to ensuring a safe and effective health care system.
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