Release of RN Supply Data in Connecticut
Connecticut Nursing Collaborative-Action Coalition (CNC-AC) in partnership with the CT Center for Nursing Workforce - a program of CLN and The CT Department of Labor shares with healthcare stakeholders and legislators an updated report highlighting the Supply of Registered Nurses (RNs) in Connecticut. The CT RN Supply Infographic along with the companion Technical Report depicts the composition of Connecticut's Nursing Workforce from data collected via the 2015 National Registered Nurse Sample Survey.
The Survey was administered as a joint initiative between the National Forum State Nursing Workforce Centers (the FORUM) and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. The CNC-AC directed the analysis in partnership with CLN and The CT DOL, and created the CT RN Supply Infographic and Technical Report with funds received by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as part of the Campaign for Action: The Future of Nursing.
While Connecticut is working to capture, analyze, and report on the nearly 62,000 licensed RNs within the state, this sample survey report depiction the composition of our Connecticut RN workforce within 95% confidence.
It is essential that healthcare decision-makers, legislators and leaders of our state departments understand the demographics of our licensed nurses to ensure that Connecticut will have:
- A robust and highly skilled nursing workforce to fill the current and emerging job opportunities across the healthcare continuum,
- An optimal number of students within our education "pipelines" at all levels of nursing education to meet the increased healthcare demands and provide high quality, safe and timely care to our CT residents, and,
- An expanded pool of highly educated nursing faculty to accommodate the growing capacity of students within all levels of Connecticut nursing education programs.
Should you wish to learn how you can support the collection, analysis and utilization of statewide nursing data to help inform your decision-making and support a robust and diverse nursing workforce, please contact Marcia Proto at 203-691-5013.