The Hawaii State Center for Nursing recognizes the critical role that data play in effective health care workforce planning. The Center, in collaboration with its partners in government, education, and industry, strives to develop and maintain research programs that track nursing workforce trends, evaluate existing workforce development efforts, and assist in identifying nursing workforce development priorities.
Through the timely collection of accurate data, the Center is able to continually assess the state of the nursing workforce in Hawaii. The distribution of data to legislators and nursing education programs promotes the drafting of policy and the development of nurse education programs that mold a responsive nursing workforce capable of adapting to the changing needs of Hawaii’s people. All of the Center’s research reports are published to its website to ensure that all members of the general public are able to review the Center’s research activities and findings at any time.
2017 Nursing Workforce Infographics by County
2017 Nursing Workforce Infographics
Nursing Workforce Survey
A biennial census survey of registered nurses licensed by the State of Hawai`i Board of Nursing is conducted to identify and trend RNs geographic distribution, age, employment status, intention to stay in current employment and in the profession.
Nursing Education Capacity Survey
An annual survey is conducted to track the types of nursing programs offered, enrollment capacity, number of graduates, student and faculty demographics, and current issues affecting education capacity.
Projected RN Workforce in Hawai’i
The purpose of this study was to inform future nursing policy initiatives. Analyses using two independent national nursing supply and demand models were conducted to generate a long range forecast of the nursing workforce.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Survey
A census survey of licensed practical nurses (LPN) licensed by the State of Hawai`i Board of Nursing was conducted to identify and trend RNs geographic distribution, age, employment status, intention to stay in current employment and in the profession.