This year, the federal government did not continue a long-running survey of registered nurses that, since 1977, had provided a rich source of national data about nursing education and practice. Some nurse researchers are mourning the lapse of the survey, known as the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN). Joanne Spetz, PhD, FAAN, professor, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies & School of Nursing; and faculty researcher, Center for the Health Professions, University of California, San Francisco, explains why she is among them in a new interview posted on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Human Capital blog.
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