Ohio Workforce Data
2015 Ohio RN and APRN Workforce Data
The Board is pleased to provide these reports and make the raw data available to all interested parties including the Ohio Department of Health, the Health Policy Institute of Ohio, the Ohio Action Coalition, nursing associations, HRSA, and NCSBN. The Board is proud that the data will assist with the workforce planning initiatives of government and private industry.
This report provides a general summary of the RN data collected by the Ohio Board of Nursing during the 2015 RN renewal period. Because APRNs must be licensed as RNs, this report includes data reported by those RNs who are also certified as APRNs. There is a separate summary report that provides the same data for APRNs only. This workforce data was collected from May to August 31, 2015.
Ohio 2015 Nursing Workforce Data Package
(Package includes anonymized raw data in CSV and XLSX file formats, and question/answer field key.
Nursing Workforce Data Report: Comparison of State and National Data
The Board collected RN and LPN workforce data in 2013 and 2014 respectively. The raw data and summary reports are available to stakeholders and the public on this web site. Using Ohio’s nursing workforce data and the national data released by HRSA, Board staff developed the “Nursing Workforce Data Report: Comparison of State and National Data."
The Board collected comprehensive workforce data for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) during the 2014 renewal cycle that ended on August 31, 2014. The response rate was 100% since online renewal was mandatory this year.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” identified data collection as a vital component for health care planning and policymaking. The Board is aware of the importance of data for effective workforce planning and policymaking in Ohio.
The Board is making the Report and raw data directly available to licensees, interested parties, and the public at www.nursing.ohio.gov. The raw data provides the added ability for anyone interested to search the numbers in different ways and combinations.
The Board again wants to thank Ohio nurses for answering the important workforce questions included in this year’s renewal process. Your assistance will positively impact the profession of nursing and the health of Ohioans.
Ohio 2014 Nursing Workforce Data Package
(Package includes anonymized raw data in CSV and XLSX file formats, question/answer field key and background document.)
The Board collected comprehensive workforce data for registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) during the 2013 renewal cycle that ended on August 31st. The response rate was over 97% of RNs with an active Ohio license or nearly 170,000 nursing licensees.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” identified data collection as a vital component for health care planning and policymaking. The data questions are based on the nursing Minimum Data Set (Colleagues in Caring Project), core data questions developed by the HRSA National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, and the joint 2013 survey conducted by the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).
The Board is aware of the importance of data for effective workforce planning and policymaking in Ohio. The Board will make this information directly available to those interested parties who assisted us in developing the questions, including the Governor, the Ohio legislature, the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, the Ohio Department of Health, the Human Resources Service Administration (HRSA), the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), the Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO), the Ohio Action Coalition (OAC), and the various state nursing associations. The Board will also make the numbers generated from the survey publicly available on our website at www.nursing.ohio.gov, with the added ability for anyone interested to search the numbers themselves in different ways and combinations.
The Board again wants to thank Ohio nursing licensees for taking the time to answer the important workforce questions included in this year’s renewal process. Your assistance will positively impact the profession of nursing and the health of Ohioans.
Ohio 2013 RN Workforce Data Summary Results
Ohio 2013 APRN Workforce Data Summary Results
Ohio 2013 Nursing Workforce Data Package
(Package includes anonymized raw data in CSV and TAB file formats, question/answer field key and background documents.)
Ohio Action Coalition:
The LPN Workforce in Ohio, An Overview of 2014 Licensure Renewal Data
This analysis of the 2014 licensure renewal data was supported by funds from the State Implementation Program (SIP) of the Ohio Action Coalition funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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Ohio Action Coalition:
The RN & APRN Workforce in Ohio, An Overview of 2013 Licensure Renewal Data
This analysis of the 2013 licensure renewal data was supported by funds from the State Implementation Program (SIP) of the Ohio Action Coalition funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
As part of the online renewal process, RNs were given the opportunity to participate in the 2011 RN Workforce Survey using a link provided at the end of their online renewal. Participation was voluntary, but highly encouraged so that a complete picture of Ohio’s current and future nursing workforce can be assembled.
The survey was conducted in partnership with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). NCSBN is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing.
The purpose of this workforce survey is to gather much needed data about Ohio’s nursing work force. The information provided will be used in developing strategies for the overall improvement of nursing practice in Ohio.
Certificate of Authority (COA) Employment Location and Primary Specialty Data Summary
During the 2011-2013 RN renewal cycle, the Board collected COA credential holder’s area of specialization and employment location as part of the renewal application questions. The responses from those who renewed during that period have been tabulated and represent a snap-shot in time of their distribution across the state.
Ohio COA Statewide Distribution and Speciality Summary
2003-2004 Ohio Nursing Survey
The 2003-2004 Ohio Nursing Workforce Survey is now closed. Data collected from the survey was used to provide a “snapshot” of the nursing workforce in Ohio. Below is a downloadable summary of the results and a copy of the actual survey questions used.
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National Workforce Data
Nurses on Boards Coalition - 10,000 Nurses on boards by 2020
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Number of Nurses with a Baccalaureate Degree Rapidly Growing
For the first time, the number of students graduating with a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree exceeded those graduating with an associate’s degree (ADN), according to a study led by health care economist Peter Buerhaus. Using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), a system of interrelated government surveys, researchers found that beginning in 1984, the number of BSN and ADN graduates moved in the same direction and remained relatively stable until 2002, and then changed significantly from 2002 through 2012. The number of ADN graduates exceeded the number of BSN graduates over this entire period until 2011, when the number of BSN graduates exceeded the number of ADN graduates for the first time.
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Building the Nation’s Health Care Workforce - July 2015
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed a package of workforce policies that builds on the successes of the Affordable Care Act by making strategic investments in the nation’s health care workforce to improve the delivery of health care across the country.
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Nursing Supply and Demand Through 2020 - Georgetown University 2015
This report is similar to the general approach in the Clinical Specialty Supply Model (CSSDM) developed by the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, of the Heath Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In addition, since only 70 percent of licensed nursing professionals work in nursing, we estimated the annual probability of nursing professionals changing careers and added that to attrition.
Sex, Race, and Ethnic Diversity of U.S. Health Occupations (2010-2012)
HRSA’s primary mission is to help ensure access to care for all Americans. One key component of this mission is to strengthen the health workforce—making sure we have an adequate supply and distribution of well-prepared health workers to meet the nation’s health care needs. A diverse workforce is vitally important to ensuring our nation has accessible, affordable, and quality health care.
The U.S. Health Workforce - State Profiles complemens the U.S. Health Workforce Chartbook by providing state-level data for each of the 35 health occupations included in the Chartbook. The data in the State Profiles correspond to Chartbook information on number of graduates in each profession, total number of providers, and number per capita. The Chartbook and State Profiles were developed as part of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s effort to make data on the U.S. health workforce more readily available to diverse users.
HRSA: National Sample Survey of Nurse Practitioners
Nurse practitioners play a critical role in extending access to health care by providing a ange of primary and specialty care services. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) conducted the 2012 National Sample Survey of Nurse Practitioners to provide accurate national estimates of the nurse practitioner workforce and to profile their education, certification, and practice patterns.
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Click Here to Access the HRSA Data Warehouse for the Public Use Data File
HRSA: Projecting the Supply and Demand for Primary Care Practitioners Through 2020
This study examines the adequacy of the future supply of primary care practitioners (PCPs) to meet the future demand for primary care services. Data on supply and demand for primary care services in 2010, with demand adjusted for physician shortages in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), are used as a baseline to project supply and demand in 2020 for physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs), and physician assistants (PAs). The model assumes continuation of key trends in service utilization, practitioner practice patterns, and practitioner production. The model also accounts for aging and population growth and the expansion of coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The impact of the Affordable Care Act is modeled under the assumption that all states expand Medicaid. Therefore, the numbers reported here overestimate demand for primary care services until such time as all states fully implement the Affordable Care Act. Projections of demand for each type of practitioner are based on how they are currently deployed to provide services.
HRSA: The U.S. Health Workforce Chartbook
The U.S. Health Workforce Chartbook presents extensive data on 35 U.S. health occupations. Data in the Chartbook includes estimates on the number of individuals working in each occupation, demographic data on these workers, their work setting, the distribution of each occupation across states, and information on the number of graduates in 2010 when applicable. The Chartbook and its accompanying documents primarily rely on federal data sources including the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data from HRSA’s Area Health Resources Files (AHRF) are also used.
Part 1: Clinicians (20 MB file)
Part 2: Clinicians and Health Administration (2.3 MB file)
Part 4: Behavioral and Allied Health (2 MB file)
New Approaches for Delivering Primary Care Could Reduce Predicted Physician Shortage
New Approaches for Delivering Primary Care Could Reduce Predicted Physician Shortage Numerous forecasts have predicted shortages of physicians in the United States, particularly in light of the expected increase in demand from the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Such predictions, however, might be far from the mark. Several recent innovations are attempting to change the way primary care is delivered — by expanding who provides care (e.g., physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants) and how care is coordinated (e.g., through teams).
RAND researchers analyzed the potential impact of two emerging models of care — the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and the nurse-managed health center (NMHC) — on future shortages of primary care physicians. The PCMH delivers primary care using a team of providers, including physicians, advanced practice and other nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, nutritionists, social workers, educators, and care coordinators. NMHCs, also known as nursing centers or nurse-led clinics, are managed and operated by nurses, with nurse practitioners functioning as the primary providers.
The study found that projected shortages of primary care physicians could be substantially reduced by increasing the prevalence of these new models of care — without increasing the number of physicians. Researchers also developed an interactive online tool that allows users to change the assumptions used in this research and see the effect on future shortages or surpluses of physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.