FEATURE ARTICLEUnited States Registered Nurses Self-report of Access to the WebKLEIB, MANAL MSN, MBA, RN; SALES, ANNE E. PhD, RN; ANDREA BAYLON, MELBA MSPH; BEAITH, AMY MLIS; LIMA, ISAC BAAuthor Information Author Affiliation: Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. Corresponding author: Anne E. Sales, PhD, RN, Faculty of Nursing University of Alberta, 7-80 University Terrace Bldg, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2T4 (firstname.lastname@example.org). CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: May 2011 - Volume 29 - Issue 5 - p 304-310 doi: 10.1097/NCN.0b013e3181fc3c24 Buy Metrics Abstract The aim of this study was to identify the proportion and characteristics of Registered Nurses who reported having had an access to the Web in the year 2000 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses. We conducted a secondary data analysis using more than 25 000 respondents to the year 2000 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses. Using bivariate and logistic regression, we examined the association of reporting access to the Web with demographic, educational, and other characteristics of Registered Nurse respondents to the survey. We found that several factors were associated with the increased likelihood of Registered Nurses' reporting having had an access to the Web in the year 2000. These included race/ethnicity, marital and family status, highest level of nursing education, current enrollment in a nursing education program, annual household income, and continuing education in informatics. The likelihood of reporting having had access decreased with sex, age, experience since first nursing degree, and primary job responsibility. The results of this study indicate that having access to the Web enhances Registered Nurses' participation in professional development and continuing education opportunities. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.