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.
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.
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.
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.|