NCSBN releases "2022 National Nursing Workforce Survey" report

Reports on Professions, Workforce/Access Shortage,

Every two years, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers conduct a survey focused on the supply of RNs and LPNs/LVNs in the US.

From the conclusion: "In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the nursing workforce has undergone a dramatic shift with the loss of hundreds of thousands of experienced RNs and LPNs/LVNs. The nursing workforce has become younger and more diverse with increases reflected for Hispanic/Latino and male nurses. An increasing proportion of the RN workforce holds a baccalaureate degree or higher, moving closer to goals established by the National Academy of Medicine. Salaries have notably increased for nurses, likely due to inflation and increased demand for nursing services. With a quarter of the population contemplating leaving the profession, the impact of the pandemic may still be felt in the future."

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