18VAC90-20-36. Data collection of nursing workforce information.
A. With such funds as are appropriated for the purpose of data
collection and consistent with the provisions of § 54.1-2506.1 of the Code
of Virginia, the board shall collect workforce information biennially from
a representative sample of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and
certified nurse aides and shall make such information available to the public.
Data collected shall be compiled, stored, and released
only in the
aggregate and shall not provide information which would identify individual
responders in compliance with § 54.1-3012.1 of the Code of Virginia.
B. The information to be collected on nurses shall include, but not be limited to: (i) demographic data to include age, sex and ethnicity; (ii) level of education; (iii) employment status; (iv) employment setting or settings such as in a hospital, physician's office, or nursing home; (v) geographic location of employment; (vi) type of nursing position or area of specialty; and (vii) number of hours worked per week in each setting. In addition, the board may determine other data to be collected as necessary.