Forecasts of the Registered Nurse Workforce in California 2007

Sep. 20, 2007

This report presents supply and demand forecasts for the Registered Nurse (RN) workforce in California from 2007 through 2030. These forecasts are based on data from the 2006 California Board of Registered Nursing Survey of Registered Nurses, the U.S. Bureau of Health Professions 2004 National Sample Survey of RNs, and data extracted from the California Board of Registered Nursing’s license records. The 2007 forecasts indicate that the shortage of RNs identified in 2005 has narrowed, and will continue to narrow in the foreseeable future, provided that recent expansion of RN education programs is maintained.