Supply and Demand Reports

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 collected nursing workforce supply data from the NJCCN Educational Capacity Survey and the License renewal survey from the NJBON. In 2015, the Center first collected nursing workforce demand data by using the the Labor Insight tool from Burning Glass Technologies to examine the quantity, location, and source of job postings for NJ nurses.

Now the Center is combining these data sources into models for understanding the relationship relationship between supply and demand. These models result in workforce projections, which can be used to answer questions that are vital for long-term planning purposes. Do we have sufficient supply to meet the demand? Can the workforce keep up with nurse retirement? Will the nursing faculty shortage have an impact on the pipeline for new nurse graduates? These are the questions that can be answered with quality data and research.

2017 New Jersey Nursing Supply and Demand Data

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In March of 2019, we published a new report titled 2017 New Jersey Nursing Supply and Demand Data, which includes four sections that utilize data from 2016, 2017, and 2018. These data come primarily from the following three sources:

  • Educational Capacity Survey, which is administered by NJCCN to all of New Jersey’s nursing education programs
  • Nurse License Renewal Survey, which is administered by the NJBON as part of every nurse’s license renewal process
  • Online job posting data, which is collected and analyzed through Labor Insight™ designed by Burning Glass Technologies.

The contents of the report are detailed below.

Educational Capacity Report 2016-2017 Data on New Jersey’s RN and LPN educational programs, including program details, enrollment and graduation, demographics, and faculty employment details.
Workforce Supply Data 2018 Based on data from the 2018 NJBON License Renewal Survey, this report provides data on demographics, education, and employment for Registered Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, and Licensed Practical Nurses.
Workforce Demand Data 2017 This report uses data mined from Burning Glass Technologies™ to determine demand for nurses in the State of New Jersey according to the number of online job postings for Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners.
Projection of Nurse Retirement 2025 This is a new report this year. It identifies the risk for nurse retirement based on current age and projects the rate of attrition due to retirement through 2025. It also identifies fields within nursing that face particularly high risk of retirement. This report is a valuable tool for healthcare providers who want to prepare their workforce for the future.
August 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 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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