National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses
The National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN) is the largest survey of registered nurses (RNs) in the U.S. The survey is sent to a small percentage of the actively-licensed registered nurses in each state. Nurses are asked to report on their education, employment, intentions regarding nursing work, and demographics. These data are used to assess the status and trends in the U.S. nursing workforce.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (2010). The Registered Nurse Population: Initial Findings from the 2008 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses.