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Table 2 Respondents’ characteristics

From: Assessing the impact of academic-practice partnerships on nursing staff

Characteristic Number Percent
Age (total N = 290)a
 Under 25 27 9.3
 26–35 54 18.6
 36–45 75 25.9
 46–55 82 28.3
 Over 55 52 17.9
Gender (total N = 298)
 Female 244 81.9
 Male 54 18.1
Years in nursing (total N = 314)
 Less than 1 year 8 2.6
 1 to less than 5 years 80 25.5
 5 to less than 10 years 56 17.8
 10 to less than 20 years 78 24.8
 20 or more 92 29.3
Years at a VA facility (N = 314)
 Less than 1 year 25 8.0
 1 to less than 5 years 123 39.2
 5 to less than 10 years 88 28.0
 10 to less than 20 years 43 13.7
 20 or more 35 11.2
Highest degree (N = 301)
 Doctoral degree 0 0
 Master’s degree 30 10.0
 Bachelor’s degree 195 64.8
 Associate’s degree 76 25.3
Current position (N = 314)
 Staff RN 295 93.9
 CNS/CNL 3 1.0
 Nurse manager 13 4.1
 Nurse practitioner 1 0.3
 Nurse educator 1 0.3
 Other 1 0.3
Full-time or part-time (N = 313)
 Full-time 295 94.2
 Part-time 18 5.8
  1. athere were 314 returned surveys, but the N in parentheses reflects the number of respondents for the particular question
  2. Includes both nursing and non-nursing degrees