(Answered) NR 439 Week 5 Discussion: Samples and Data Collection


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American Nurses Association. (2014). Fast facts: The nursing workforce 2014: Growth, salaries, education, demographics & trends. ANA. Retrieved from https://www.nursingworld.org/globalassets/practiceandpolicy/workforce/fastfacts_nsgjobgrowth-salaries_updated8-25-15.pdf  (Links to an external site.)

  • Review the datapresented in the ANA Fast Facts and describe some of the key attributes/characteristics of this sample of the nursing workforce.
  • Discuss some of the data that you found interesting; include what you believe the purpose (intent) of ANA sharing these results.
  • The instrumentsand 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 fact sheet provides data about the growth, salaries, education, demographics, and trends of the registered nurses (RN) nursing workforce. The key attribute of RN is that it is the profession has continued to register significant growth since 2012 and is anticipated to continue with the trend to 2022 (American Nurses Association [ANA], 2014). In addition, the mean of the RN salaries is $66,200 while for nursing practitioners is 95,070; for all Advanced Practice Nursing is $109,352, and nursing instructors and teachers, post-secondary is $70,200 (ANA, 2014)…..please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5