Nurse.org Data Sources
At Nurse.org, we’re committed to providing nurses with trusted education, career, and clinical information that will help them advance their careers. When we leverage data in our content, we clearly cite and link to statistics from the most trusted industry sources, including:
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for employment and salary information
- State licensure boards of nursing for license requirements
- Nursing Associations for specific nurse specialty requirements
- Nursing certification boards for specific nursing certification requirements or statistics
- Nursing school accreditation organizations like the CCNE or ACEN when discussing a school's accreditation status
- Nursing school websites for information about admissions requirements, outcomes and costs
- U.S. government data sets like the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and College Scorecard as inputs to our school ranking algorithms
- Peterson's Databases for nursing scholarships information
- Payscale, ZipRecruiter, and Glassdoor, leading companies that publish salary data, for average nurse salary information
- Glassdoor, GradReports, or public comments on leading social media sites when citing schools reviews or other opinions from nurses
In addition, we periodically conduct proprietary surveys of nurses on our website and within our nursing community to get their opinions and perspectives about nursing in general. This data is typically gathered on platforms such as SurveyMonkey or Google Forms. Responses are aggregated and analyzed before publishing our findings. Personally identifiable information from these surveys is not shared.
We make every effort to keep statistics up-to-date with the most recent information published from each data source across our website.
Please contact our editorial team if you have feedback about any of our data-driven content or would like to suggest topics we might cover in the future.