Survey of Nurse Employers in California, Fall 2017

Title: Survey of Nurse Employers in California, Fall 2017

Authors: Chu, L., Spetz, J., Bates, T.

Type: Report

Year of Publication: 2018

Publisher: University of California, San Francisco

Place Published: San Francisco, CA

Date Published: 04/2018



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This report summarizes the findings from a survey of general acute care hospital employers of registered nurses (RNs) in California conducted in fall 2017. This is the eighth annual survey of hospital RN employers; these surveys provide an opportunity to evaluate overall demand for RNs in the state and changes that have occurred over time. The survey also collects information specific to the hiring of newly-graduated nurses because they are at particular risk for unemployment during a weak labor market. The data obtained in this survey reveal very strong overall demand for RNs across California, a preference for hiring experienced nurses, and an ongoing lack of positions available for newly graduated RNs.