Information about the demographic, education, and practice characteristics of the registered nurse (RN) workforce is needed to support health workforce planning in the state. In 2018, Washington’s Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission required that all nurses licensed in the state provide workforce data through the Nursys e-Notify survey conducted by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. This report, funded by the Washington Center for Nursing, presents findings from the University of Washington Center for Health Workforce Studies’ analyses of data from registered nurses (RNs) who had completed the survey as of May, 2019. These survey data greatly enhance and complement existing nurse workforce supply information from sources such as the state’s health professional licensing files and the occasional sample surveys that have focused on aspects the state’s RN workforce. Findings from the Nursys e-Notify survey, when linked with state RN license records, provide more precise and timely information about the characteristics, distribution, qualifications and practice settings of Washington’s RN workforce.
Authors:Stubbs BA, Skillman SM
Journal/Publisher:Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington
Citation:Stubbs BA, Skillman SM. Washington State’s 2019 Registered Nurse Workforce. Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington, Mar 2020.
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