Survey of Nurse Employers in California, Spring 2012


Tim Bates, Dennis Keane, Joanne Spetz

July 23, 2012

This report summarizes the findings of a survey conducted in spring 2012 of Chief Nursing Officers at general acute care hospitals 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.