Demand Data from the California Employer Report: Survey of Nurse Employers in California, Fall/Winter 2018-19
The 2018-19 survey results found that the vast majority of hospitals reported greater demand for RNs than the available supply. However, the perceived shortage was primarily for nurses with clinical experience, particularly for the clinical areas of peri-operative (OR) care, critical care, labor & delivery, and the emergency department. On average, hospitals indicated that there was a slight surplus of new RN graduates, although the demand for new RN graduates has slowly improved between 2013 and 2018-19.
Dashboard of demand across regions:
Link to interactive dashboard