2013 Ohio RN and APRN Workforce Data
The Board recently collected comprehensive workforce data for registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) during the 2013 renewal cycle that just 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.)
2011 Ohio RN Workforce Survey
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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