New Jersey Nursing Workforce Data

The New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing (NJCCN) is the primary source for data on New Jersey’s nursing workforce. NJCCN uses this data as a catalyst to implement innovative education and practice models that improve New Jersey’s healthcare resources. NJCCN’s supply data comes from our annual survey of New Jersey’s nursing education programs, as well as data from the Nurse License Renewal Survey from the Board of Nursing. Demand data is generated through the Labor Insight tool from Burning Glass Technologies, which reveals the quantity, location, and source of job postings for New Jersey nurses. We have combined these data sources into models for understanding the 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.

2017 Reports

In the spring of 2019, NJCCN published a policy analysis on how New Jersey’s primary care shortage could be reduced by modernizing legislation to remove barriers to APN practice.

Policy Analysis: Improving Access to Care for New Jersey

 

2017 New Jersey Nursing Supply and Demand Data includes four chapters that utilize data from 2016-2018. This report includes updates to the supply and demand data that has been reported in years past as well as an innovative chapter that synthesizes supply and demand data into a projection of nurse retirement. These data show that there will be a 22% decline in the active RN workforce, an 11% decline in the APN workforce, and a 15% decline in the LPN workforce. Based on these projections, a net reduction in workforce for 2020 and 2025 was calculated. These data provide a mechanism to target statewide solutions.

Individual Chapters

 

Click the links to download individual chapters of New Jersey Nursing Supply and Demand Data 2017.

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.

Past Reports

Year Title
2016 New Jersey Nursing Supply and Demand Data 2016*
*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.
2015 New Jersey Annual Nursing Educational Capacity Report 2014-2015 (RN)
New Jersey Annual Nursing Educational Capacity Report 2014-2015 (LPN)
New Jersey Workforce Report 2014-2015
New Jersey Nursing Demand Data ReportGovernor’s Report, New Jersey Nurse Workforce Supply and Demand 2015
2014 New Jersey Annual Nursing Educational Capacity Report 2013-2014 (RN)
New Jersey Annual Nursing Educational Capacity Report 2013-2014 (LPN)
New Jersey Nurse Workforce Report 2013-2014
2013 New Jersey Annual Nursing Educational Capacity Report 2012-2013 (RN)
New Jersey Annual Nursing Educational Capacity Report 2012-2013 (LPN)Governor’s Report, It’s About Time: An Analysis of the Aging New Jersey Nurse Workforce
2012 2012 Educational Capacity Report
2011 2011 Educational Capacity Report
Governor’s Report, Health Care on the Brink: Retaining Experienced Nurses
2010 2010 Educational Capacity Report
2009 Governor’s Report, Situation Critical: Closing the Nurse Supply Gap in New Jersey
2008 2008 RN Educational Capacity Report
2008 LPN Educational Capacity Report
2006 2006 RN Educational Capacity Report
2006 LPN Educational Capacity Report
Governor’s Report, Preventing New Jersey’s Impending Health Care Crisis
2005 2005 RN Educational Capacity Report
2005 LPN Educational Capacity Report
Governor’s Report, Remedies for the Nursing Shortage
2004 2004 RN Educational Capacity Report
2003 2003 RN Educational Capacity Report
2003 LPN Educational Capacity Report
2002 2002 Forecasting the Demand for Nurses in New Jersey

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