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Ohio Workforce Data

2013 Ohio RN and APRN Workforce Data

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, 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.

Adobe Acrobat FileOhio 2013 RN Workforce Data Summary Results

Adobe Acrobat FileOhio 2013 APRN Workforce Data Summary Results

ZippedDataFile 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.

Adobe Acrobat FileOhio 2011 RN Workforce Survey Results 

2011 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.

Adobe Acrobat File 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.

Adobe Acrobat FileOhio's 2003-2004 Statewide Nursing Workforce Survey Results

Adobe Acrobat FileOriginal 2003-2004 Workforce Survey Questions (for reference ONLY)

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National Workforce Data

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.

Adobe Acrobat FileClick Here to Download the Survey Highlights

Internal Page LinkClick 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.

Adobe Acrobat FileBrief: Projecting the Supply and Demand for Primary Care Practitioners Through 2020

Adobe Acrobat FileFull Report: Projecting the Supply and Demand for Primary Care Practitioners Through 2020

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.

Adobe Acrobat FileChartbook in Brief

Adobe Acrobat FilePart 1: Clinicians (20 MB file)

Adobe Acrobat FilePart 2: Clinicians and Health Administration (2.3 MB file)

Adobe Acrobat FilePart 3: Technologists & Technicians and Aides & Assistants (11 MB file)

Adobe Acrobat FilePart 4: Behavioral and Allied Health (2 MB file)

Adobe Acrobat FileChartbook Technical Documentation

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.

Internal Page LinkClick Here to View the Full Article on the Rand.Org Website

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