Survey of Nurse Employers in California - Second Quarter, 2011


Tim Bates, Dennis Keane, Joanne Spetz

September 9, 2011

This report summarizes the findings of a survey conducted in spring 2011 of general acute care hospital employers of registered nurses (RNs) in California to evaluate the overall demand for RNs in the state. The survey reveals variation in the demand for RNs across California, the lack of positions available for newly graduated RNs, and hospitals’ expectation that hiring will increase over the next two years.