2007-2008 Annual School Report: Data Summary and Historical Trend Analysis

February 1, 2009

Each year, the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) requires all pre-licensure registered nursing programs in California to complete a survey detailing statistics of their programs, students and faculty. The survey collects data from August 1 through July 31 of the following year. Information gathered from these surveys is compiled into a database and used to analyze trends in nursing education. The BRN commissioned the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to conduct an historical analysis of data collected from the 2000-2001 survey through the 2007-2008 survey. In this report, we present eight years of historical data from the BRN Annual Schools Survey and describe trends in the data. All eight of the surveys used in the analysis include questions regarding program administration, student and faculty demographics, and student admission, completion and retention rates.