WELCOME

The purpose of the Ohio Center for Nursing web site is to promote nursing as a career and provide information about the nursing workforce in Ohio. Individuals interested in becoming a nurse can obtain information on nursing as a career, nursing education programs, and tuition assistance. Interested parties will find nursing workforce data and additional sources for data. By linking with nursing centers in Ohio and throughout the country, you can identify innovative strategies for recruitment and retention of nurses.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

September 2017 - HRSA: Supply and Demand Projections of the Nursing Workforce: 2014-2030
Adobe Acrobat File Click Here to Download HRSA Report

August 2017 - LPN Workforce Data Report Summary

Adobe Acrobat File Ohio 2016 LPN Workforce Data Summary Results

February 2017 - Ohio Action Coalition RN & APRN Workforce in Ohio Report is Now Available

Adobe Acrobat File An Overview of 2015 Licensure Renewal Data

January 2017 - The American Nursing Association's, "Nursing by the Numbers" is Now Available

ANA Nurses By the Numbers

ANA’s Nurses by the Numbers™


February 2016 - Nurses on Boards Coalition - 10,000 Nurses on boards by 2020

All boards benefit from the unique perspective of nurses to achieve the goals of improved health as well as efficient and effective health care systems at the local, state and national levels. Nurses bring a full set of skills not found in other professions and play a crucial role in developing high-quality systems of care that offer better outcomes and increased satisfaction for people, families and communities. It’s for these reasons that we are working to help the profession “leap into leadership”.  For more information on the NOBC and to have your efforts in board leadership be recognized and counted, visit our website: www.nursesonboardscoalition.org

July 2015 - 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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July 2015 - Building the Nation’s Health Care Workforce

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.

adobe file Click Here to this HHS Issue Brief

March 2015 - 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.

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March 2015 - 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.

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January 2015 - Nursing Workforce Data Report: Comparison of State and National Data

The Ohio Board of Nursing 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 the Board's web site (http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/Workforce.htm). 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."  Go to the Supply and Demand Page to View this and Other Reports

November 2014 - National Nursing Workforce Minimum Datasets

The Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers is pleased to present National Nursing Workforce Minimum Datasets in the areas of nursing supply, nursing demand, and nursing education programs. These documents are intended to establish standardized data to be collected by each state as part of a larger effort to effectively quantify and address the country’s critical nursing shortage - which is expected to grow to between 340,000 and 1,000,000 Registered Nurse full-time equivalent vacancies by 2020.

Click Here for a National Forum Data Collection Map

October 2014 - LPN Workforce Data Report Summary

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. Click Here for more information.

HRSA: THE U.S. HEALTH WORKFORCE– STATE PROFILES

The U.S. Health Workforce - State Profiles (State Profiles) complements the U.S. Health Workforce Chartbook (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.

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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.

Click Here to Access the Summary and HRSA Data Warehouse Page


Strengthening Nursing Practice Annual Conference

When: Thursday June 12, 2014 at 7:30 AM EDT -to- Friday June 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM EDT
Where: Marriott Hartford Downtown - 200 Columbus Boulevard - Hartford - CT - 06103

Act now to reserve your seat at the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers' annual conference in Hartford, Connecticut. This year's conference will highlight national best practices and explore Strengthening Nursing Practice: Powerful Strategies to Achieve the IOM's Future of Nursing Recommendations.

Don't miss an opportunity to learn from our keynote speakers:

- Michael Bleich, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN, Maxine Clark and Bob Fox Dean and Professor, Vice President for BJC Healthcare, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College
- Dr. David DeLong, DBA, MPA,David DeLong & Associates
- Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Adviser for Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Jonathan C. Peck, MA, President & Senior Futurist, Institute for Alternative Futures

Click Here for the Complete Announcement

The NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program Application for 2014

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced that the NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program 2014 application cycle will open soon. Registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses may qualify for loan repayment assistance if they work in a public or private nonprofit critical shortage facility or as nurse faculty employed by an accredited school of nursing. A critical shortage facility is a health care facility designated as, located in, or serving a mental health or primary medical care health professional shortage area (HPSA).

Click Here to Download a PDF with the Complete Announcement


January 2014 " 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.

Click Here to View the Full Article on the Rand.Org Website


December 2013 - HRSA Workforce Research


"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.

"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.

Downloads are Available on the Workforce Supply Page


November 2013 - Connecting the Dots: Identifying Simulation Resources in Ohio


Two major concerns discussed at ONNW meetings have included the shortage of nursing faculty in Ohio and the competition for and scarcity of clinical sites for nursing students. To that end ONNW decided to survey employers and nursing schools about their use of simulation. ONNW collaborated with the Florida Center for Nursing to use the Simulation Survey developed by them. The Center for Health Affairs, Cleveland, offered to fund this survey. A sub-committee of ONNW provided guidance and assistance.

Below you will find the reports and results of this survey. Needless to say the two concerns that stimulated the survey have not gone away and remain of high concern to ONNW as well as nursing programs in Ohio.

Click Here for Survey Summary Results

Click Here for "Connecting the Dots: Identifying Simulation Resources in Ohio" - Print Version


Click Here for "Connecting the Dots: Identifying Simulation Resources in Ohio" - Electronic Version


October 2013 - The Ohio Board of Nursing has Released RN & APRN Workforce Data Report Summaries

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.

Click Here for the RN Summary

Click Here for the APRN Summary