Educating Nurses Surveys

For a full explanation of all the research methods used for the Carnegie Foundation National Nursing Education Study, please see the Appendix in Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation.

To construct the surveys, the researchers drew on insights gained from nine site visits to schools of nursing, where they interviewed faculty, students, and administrators. In addition the researchers observed classes and clinical teaching sessions. To help them clarify what they learned on the site visits, the researchers then developed two surveys for faculty and one for students with questions on teaching and learning. The surveys were first piloted on a small group of local educators and students. The surveys were Web-based, with links to the surveys sent to all members of each organization over the course of several months during 2006 and 2007.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing-Carnegie Foundation Nursing Education Study Survey
The survey of nurse faculty teaching in prelicensure RN programs was conducted between December 1, 2006 and March 15, 2007.

National League for Nursing National Survey of Nurse Educators: Compensation, Workload and Teaching Practices
The survey of nurse educators was conducted between October 17, 2006 and January 12, 2007.

National Student Nurses’ Association-Carnegie Foundation Nursing Education Study Survey
The survey of nursing students was conducted between November 11, 2006 and February 15, 2007.