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Study TitleNursing personnel survey, Australia, 1978
Primary InvestigatorSurvey, C. O. N. P. Commonwealth Department of Health
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00402
AbstractThis study was conceived to determine workforce characteristics, distribution, utilisation and level of supply of nursing personnel in Australia and to estimate future requirements. Separate data sets were collected from health institutions, professional nurses, mothercraft nurses and nursing aides, and nursing students. Variables collected from health institutions include: number and classification of persons on payroll; hours worked; number of vacancies; ability to fill vacancies and methods used to do so. Variables contained in the three nursing personnel data sets include: residential area; educational qualifications; current employment information either within or outside the nursing profession, or, in the case or student nurses, possible place of employment upon course completion; employment status over the last five years; reasons for leaving/returning to nursing; reason for choosing a particular training school; expectations of returning to nursing if not currently working in the field. Data not available on Nesstar. Please contact archive staff at ada@anu.edu.au if you wish to access these data.
Production Date (documentation)1986-07-10
Bibliographic CitationSurvey, C. O. N. P. and Commonwealth Department of Health. Nursing personnel survey, Australia, 1978 [computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, 1986.
CopyrightCopyright © 2005, Commonwealth Department of Health. All rights reserved.
ContactCommonwealth Department of Health P.O. Box 100 Woden, A.C.T. 2606
Contact AffiliationCommonwealth Department of Health
Study Scope Content
Topic ClassificationsAustralian studies;Employment, Labour;Occupations, Labour market
KeywordsEmployment;Employers;Hospitals;Labour;Nursing;Nursing education;Personnel;Professions
Population (Universe)The data sets in this census are collected from the following groups: Data Set 1. hospitals and nursing homes which engage nursing staff; Data Set 2. professional (registered) nurses; Data Set 3. mothercraft nurses and nursing aides (including enrolled nurses and auxiliary nurses); Data Set 4. nursing students, mothercraft nurses in training and nursing aides in training
Date of Collection
Start date - Data Collection: 1978-03-28 End date - Data Collection: 1978-03-28
Time Period
Time Period - Start: 1978-03-28 Time Period - End: 1978-03-28
Methodology Content
Sampling Procedureno sampling (total universe)
Data Kindcensus data
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Deposit Information Content
DepositorCommonwealth Department of Health P.O. Box 100 Woden, A.C.T. 2606
Deposit Date1986-07-10
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Mode of Data Collectionself-completion (mail out, mail back)
CommentThis study was conceived to determine workforce characteristics, distribution, utilisation and level of supply of nursing personnel in Australia and to estimate future requirements. Separate data sets were collected from health institutions, professional nurses, mothercraft nurses and nursing aides, and nursing students. Variables collected from health institutions include: number and classification of persons on payroll; hours worked; number of vacancies; ability to fill vacancies and methods used to do so. Variables contained in the three nursing personnel data sets include: residential area; educational qualifications; current employment information either within or outside the nursing profession, or, in the case or student nurses, possible place of employment upon course completion; employment status over the last five years; reasons for leaving/returning to nursing; reason for choosing a particular training school; expectations of returning to nursing if not currently working in the field. Data not available on Nesstar. Please contact archive staff at ada@anu.edu.au if you wish to access these data.
Study Creation Date2011-04-18 17:51:05 UTC
Bibliographic Citation (documentation)Survey, C. O. N. P. and Commonwealth Department of Health. Nursing personnel survey, Australia, 1978 [computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, 1986.
Copyright (documentation)Copyright © 2005, The Australian National University. All rights reserved.
Producer (documentation)Australian Data Archive
Title (documentation)Nursing personnel survey, Australia, 1978
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00402
LabelNursing personnel survey, Australia, 1978
Languageen
Production Date2005-01-31
ProducerCommonwealth Department of Health
Time Methodcross-sectional (one-time) study

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