(Solution) NR439 Week 5 Discussion: Samples and Data Collection (Graded)

Discussion Questions

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U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2019).  Brief summary of results from the 2018 national sample survey of registered nurseshttps://bhw.hrsa.gov/sites/default/files/bureau-health-workforce/data-research/nssrn-summary-report.pdfLinks to an external site.

  1. Review the data and describe some of the key attributes/characteristics of this sample of the nursing workforce.
  2. Discuss some of the data that you found interesting and include what you believe the purpose (intent) of sharing these results.
  3. The instruments and tools that we use to collect data need to be reliable and valid. Define these terms and explain the importance of each. Share one way that can be used to collect data that you were not aware of or familiar with.


The data reviewed from the 2018 National survey of RN’s I found interesting and informative. I was not aware of this survey before, so I was happy to learn about it. 

Some of the key characteristics of the sample for the 2018 survey was that RN’s and NPs were surveyed for a more concise survey. The survey was conducted from April 2018 to October 2018 and sampled registered nurses a total of 50,273 responded. The survey comprised of questions derived from both the National Sample Survey of Nurse Practitioners (NSSNP) and NSSRN. The survey was conducted via a web instrument or a paper questionnaire.…..please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5