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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is the primary Federal agency for improving health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable.

HRSA programs help those in need of high quality primary health care, people living with HIV/AIDS, pregnant women and mothers. HRSA supports the training of health professionals, distribution of providers to areas where they are needed most, and improvements in health care delivery. HRSA also oversees organ, bone marrow and cord blood donation. It compensates individuals harmed by vaccination, and maintains databases that protect against health care malpractice, waste, fraud and abuse.

Other Access

The information on this page (the dataset metadata) is also available in these formats.


via the DKAN API

National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses

The National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN) Download makes data from the survey readily available to users in a one-stop download. The Survey has been conducted approximately every four years since 1977. For each survey year, HRSA has prepared two Public Use File databases in flat ASCII file format without delimiters. The 2008 data are also offerred in SAS and SPSS formats. Information likely to point to an individual in a sparsely-populated county has been withheld. General Public Use Files are State-based and provide information on nurses without identifying the County and Metropolitan Area in which they live or work. County Public Use Files provide most, but not all, the same information on the nurse from the General Public Use File, and also identifies the County and Metropolitan Areas in which the nurses live or work. NSSRN data are to be used for research purposes only and may not be used in any manner to identify individual respondents.

Data and Resources

Modified Date
Bureau Code
009:15 - Health Resources and Services Administration
Release Date
Homepage URL
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
National, state, county
Temporal Coverage
Sunday, January 1, 1978 - 00:00 to Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 00:00
Health Resources and Services Administration
Data Dictionary
Contact Name
George Zangaro
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Additional Info: 

Agency Program URL

Date Released

1977-01-01 00:00:00

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Migration Notes JSON

{"Coverage Period Start": "1997", "Data Collection Instrument": "Survey", "Coverage Period End": "2008", "datadotgovid1": "4739", "datadotgovid2": "g78q-e9uw", "Date Updated": "Every 4 years"}

Subject Area 1

Health Care Providers

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