Demand Data from the California Employer Report: Survey of Nurse Employers in California, Fall 2016
The fall 2016 survey results indicate continuing improvement in labor market conditions faced by California’s registered nurses (RNs). Approximately 34 percent of hospitals reported a perception of high demand for RNs, and the share of hospitals reporting such conditions has decreased slightly compared to the prior survey year. In addition, 89 percent of hospitals reported at least moderate demand for RNs, which is an increase of approximately three percentage points compared to the prior survey year, and a 48 percentage point increase compared to fall 2013. Only one in approximately 33 hospitals reported the perception that the supply of available RNs was greater than demand.