Demand Data from the California Employer Report: Survey of Nurse Employers in California, Fall 2017
The fall 2017 survey results indicate a stabilization of labor market conditions faced by California’s registered nurses (RNs), with the vast majority of hospitals reporting that there was greater demand for RNs than 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 is a slight surplus of new RN graduates, although the demand for new RN graduates has slowly improved between 2013 and 2017.
Dashboard of demand across regions:
Link to interactive dashboard