Supply and Demand Report

The New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing (the Center) is the primary source for data on New Jersey’s nursing workforce. The Center serves as a catalyst for the implementation of innovative education and practice models using the data to create programs that address needs in the state. Historically, the Center has published separate reports on Educational Capacity and the state of the New Jersey Nursing Workforce. These reports cumulatively described the Supply of nurses in New Jersey. In 2015, the Center collected data on the Demand for Nurses by examining the quantity, location, and source of job postings for nurses. In 2016, the Center combined all of these reports into a single master report, and added chapters to unify and explain the relationship between supply and demand.

2017-2018 Special LPN Report for Board of Nursing

In August of 2018, the New Jersey Board of Nursing requested that NJCCN provide a report on the supply and demand of Licensed Practical Nurses.

View the full report here.

The report concluded with the following findings:

  • Based on the trended educational capacity data, there appears to be adequate number of seats available in the current programs to meet the needs of the applicant pool.
  • Using 2014 as a base year, there has been a 23.5% decline in the number of graduates through 2017.
  • Workforce data shows that 8.76% of the respondents in the survey identified they were unemployed, which is important to note in terms of projecting demand.
  • The majority of the LPN workforce work in nursing home, home health, and rehab facilities.
  • National and NJ data shows an adequate supply of LPNs for the state.
  • The data shows that NJ has an overall average demand for LPNs.
  • Analysis of the distribution of job postings shows greater concentration of demand in the southern counties and Passaic County.
2016-2017 New Jersey Nursing Supply and Demand Data

Notice of Erratum: In printed copies of Chapter 3: Workforce Supply Data, all charts describe the 2016-2017 survey period. Charts are mislabeled as printed, but have been corrected in online/electronic versions. Data is accurate for 2016-2017.

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