Supply and Demand Projections of the Nursing Workforce

HRSA Health Workforce

Overview

The report presents projections of supply of and demand for registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPNs) in 2030, with 2014 serving as the base year. These projections highlight the inequitable distribution of the nursing workforce across the United States, as recent research1,2 shows that nursing workforce represents a greater problem with distribution across states than magnitude at the national level. Projections were developed using the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Health Workforce Simulation Model (HWSM).

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