Dr. Christine Kovner, co-investigator on RWJF’s RN Work Project, to lead the research to assess the impact of a number of RWJF initiatives

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New York University College of Nursing’s (NYUCN) Christine Kovner, RN, Ph.D., FAAN, has been awarded a $338,807 grant by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to conduct a national study of newly licensed registered nurses (NLRNs) to assess the impact of a number of initiatives sponsored by RWJF on the educational status, leadership capacity, and knowledge of quality improvement and patient safety of these NLRNs.

Dr. Kovner is the principal investigator, and Carol Brewer, RN, Ph.D., of the University of Buffalo School of Nursing, will be a consultant on the study. The study will investigate changes in trends across four cohorts from those RNs who have graduated since 2004-05.

“We think the data generated from this new survey will add additional data about new nurses to inform decisions of health care managers, policy makers, and foundations,” said Dr. Kovner.

The results of this survey will be compared with prior cohorts of NLRNs surveyed before implementation of both the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action (CFA) and the Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) programs.

Drs. Kovner and Brewer are the Co-Principal Investigators of the RWJF funded RN Work Project, a national study of new nurses, focusing on career changes and work attitudes that has been tracking NLNRs for the first 10 years of their careers..

About New York University College of Nursing
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About the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
For more than 40 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve the health and health care of all Americans. We are striving to build a national Culture of Health that will enable all Americans to live longer, healthier lives now and for generations to come. For more information, visit www.rwjf.org.  

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