UCSF has conducted studies of the supply, education, and other aspects of California’s nursing workforce for the California Board of Registered Nursing since 2005.
Every two years, Healthforce researchers conduct the Survey of Registered Nurses, which provides detailed information about nurse employment, education, satisfaction, and career plans. This data can be found on a dedicated website.
Each year, the Annual Schools Survey provides information about enrollments, graduations, student demographics, faculty, and other aspects of California’s RN education programs. Interactive data charts can be viewed here.
Additional studies are conducted as requested by the Board, including a survey of advanced practice registered nurses, a study of nurses disciplined by the Board, research on the diversity of California’s RN workforce, and a survey of the effect of simulation education on nurse readiness for practice.
Healthforce researchers use the data to independently complete additional research to better understand the RN workforce.
A variety of data and publications related to the supply and demand of RNs in California can be found here.
Effect of Prior Health-Related Employment on the Registered Nurse Workforce Supply (in press)
The Impact of Economic Recession on Registered Nurse Workforce Supply in California (in press)