Every two years, NCSBN partners with The National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers to conduct the only national-level survey specifically focused on the U.S. nursing workforce. The National Nursing Workforce Survey generates information on the supply of nurses in the country, which is critical to workforce planning, and to ensure a safe and effective health care system. Full results of the 2020 National Nursing Workforce Survey were published in the January 2021 issue of the Journal of Nursing Regulation. We are excited to announce that the 2022 National Nursing Workforce Survey is set to launch in spring 2022 with results anticipated at the beginning of 2023 in the Journal of Nursing Regulation. If you have any questions, please contact the NCSBN Research Department at email@example.com.
2020 National Nursing Workforce Study Highlights
This study represents a national, randomized survey of 157,459 Registered Nurses (RNs) and 172,045 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses (LPN/VNs). Data were collected between February 19, 2020, and June 30, 2020. Participants were able to submit their responses via mail or online until the survey closed. In total, 42,021 RNs (26.7%) and 39,765 LPN/VNs (23.1%) responded to the survey. A nonresponse analysis was conducted, and a weighting scheme was used in the analysis process to adjust the distribution across states, age, and gender in order to estimate population-level statistics. Selected results from the 2020 RN and LPN/VN surveys are below: