National Data Set Resources
The New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) data set, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded initiative, followed over 3,500 students in accelerated nursing programs in 130 programs/institutions across the United States. Many of the students completed an entry, middle and exit survey asking questions about their career interest, academic support, barriers to completion, borrowing patterns and initial job placement. There are over 400 variables with standard demographic data such as race/ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status and primary language. Below are just a few ideas grouped by studies about the individuals, the programs and for state and federal policies. For a few questions, descriptive results are presented to further nurture research thought.
Two Publicly Available Data Sets for Further Study of NCIN ImpactAt the close of the NCIN program the National Program Office (NPO) developed two data sets to help nursing education researchers and policy makers gain a better understanding of the impact of NCIN accelerated nursing programs. These two data sets are described below with their possible uses. Following each description, the data file is available in Excel format and includes file notes and additional variable descriptions and analysis purposes.
This data set is best suited for comparative program analysis especially for school level administrators who are interested in beginning or expanding an accelerated nursing program.
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This data set is best suited for analysis of the individuals who participated and completed the NCIN sponsored programs. While institutions have been masked to protect individuals, the data can be aggregated to the regional level to give an approximation of the recruitment type of aspiring and successful applicants to nursing programs. It also can answer questions about program supports that enhance and promote accelerated degree completion.
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Robust Data Set: Request for Applications
The response was overwhelming; more than 40 competitive submissions were received. After weeks of thoughtful review and consideration, we are thrilled to announce the four grant winners. Each grant recipient was awarded $3,000 to support their research projects. As a part of their grant, winners must also seek publication of their studies in a peer-reviewed journal.
Widener University School of Nursing
Grant recipients will analyze the profile and characteristics of male students in accelerated nursing programs and consider relationships between predictor variables and outcome variables. Investigators include:
• Barbara Patterson, PhD, RN, ANEF
• Normajean Colby, PhD, RN
Grant recipients will review psychological, social, and cultural factors that influence NCIN scholar success. Their work will also analyze institutional climates at predominantly white programs to understand perceptions of micro-aggressions and social isolation of minority students. Investigators include:
• Annette Bourgault, PhD, RN, CNL
• Michael Valenti, PhD, RN
• Stephen R. Marrone, EdD, RN-BC, NEA-BC, CTN-A
Grant recipients will explore to what degree gender and perceived satisfaction with support systems are associated with student academic outcomes in accelerated nursing programs. Investigators include:
• Janessa Graves, PhD, MPH (Principal Investigator)
• Mary Lee Roberts, PhD, RN
• Cynthia Corbett, PhD, RN
• Janet Katz, PhD, RN
• Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, PhD, RN
• Jamie Simanson, BSN
Grant recipients will examine the impact of racial/ethnic backgrounds, language, and perceptions of campus climate on overall program satisfaction and NCLEX pass rates. Investigators include:
• Meredith Wallace-Kazer, PhD, APRN, FAAN
Presentation on Data UsePresentation: PDF