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Center for Health Workforce Planning and Analysis

Nursing Workforce

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Nursing Workforce

Licensure Renewal Survey

In 2008 and 2009, the Center for Health Workforce Planning and Analysis at the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) conducted a survey of all currently licensed Registered Nurses (RNs) in Georgia. The purpose of the survey was to collect data on basic characteristics of the nurse workforce including their demographics, pre-licensure nursing education, type of licensure, and employment.

After completing the licensure renewal information on the Georgia Board of Nursing website, each RN was asked to complete a short web-based survey conducted by the USG. Nurses are on a two-year licensure renewal cycle, therefore half of eligible RNs were surveyed in 2008 and half in 2009. The data gathered from the survey is intended to be used to inform policymakers and legislators with accurate information about Georgia’s RN workforce. A report on the findings is available:

A Profile of Georgia’s Registered Nurse Workforce: 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 Licensure Renewal Survey Results. Research Notes, University System of Georgia, September 2010.