Paper in the January/February 2012 issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management.
The Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers presents National Nursing Workforce Minimum Datasets in the areas of nursing supply, nursing demand, and nursing education programs. These documents are intended to establish standardized data to be collected by each state as part of a larger effort to effectively quantify and address the country’s critical nursing shortage - which is expected to grow to between 340,000 and 1,000,000 Registered Nurse full-time equivalent vacancies by 2020.
HRSA study finds nursing workforce is growing. The number of licensed registered nurses (RNs) in the United States grew to a new high of 3.1 million between 2004 and 2008 according to a report released today by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). This increase of more than 5 percent features important gains in age and diversity of the workforce.
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the United States: Current patterns of distribution and recent trends
This report presents tables and charts of preliminary descriptive findings from a long-term research project analyzing changes in the primary care workforce. The project places a particular emphasis on the growth of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) over the past two decades.