Survey of Nurse Employers in California, Fall/Winter 2018-19
This report summarizes the findings from a survey of general acute care hospital employers of registered nurses (RNs) in California conducted in fall 2018 and winter 2019. This is the ninth annual survey of hospital RN employers; these surveys provide an opportunity to evaluate overall demand for RNs in the state, and changes that have occurred over time. The survey also collects information specific to the hiring of newly-graduated nurses because they are at particular risk for unemployment during a weak labor market. The data obtained in this survey reveal strong overall demand for RNs across California, a preference for hiring experienced nurses, and slow growth in the hiring of new RN graduates.