Table 3: Demographic characteristics of APRNs.

APRN responses (n)

Mean

(SD)

Age, n = 279

55.3

Range 27-77 yrs

Number of years practicing as APRN, n = 284

14.7

- 10.9

Number of years in nursing total, n = 284

24.7

- 13

Hours of practice per week at primary site of employment

31.9

- 13.1

n

%

Gender, n = 286

Female

265

92.5

Male

21

7.3

Race/Ethnicity, n = 286

African American/non-Hispanic black

15

5.2

American Indian/Alaska native

1

0.3

Asian American/Pacific islander

50

17.5

Caucasian/non-Hispanic white

181

63.3

Mexican American/Hispanic

23

8

Other

16

5.5

Professional certification, n = 257

American association of critical-care nurses

8

3.1

American nurses credentialing center

146

56.8

National certification corporation

14

5.4

Pediatric nursing certification board

22

8.6

Other

67

26.1

Highest academic degree held, n = 286

Bachelor of science (BS)

3

1

Bachelor of science in nursing (BSN)

11

3.8

Doctor of nursing practice (DNP)

13

4.5

Doctor of philosophy (phd)

16

5.6

Master of science (MS)

42

14.7

Master of science in nursing (MSN)

173

60.5

Post-masterís certificate

26

9.1