AACN Fact SheetAs the collective voice for academic nursing, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) serves as the catalyst for excellence and innovation in nursing education, research, and practice. AACN establishes quality standards for nursing education, influences the nursing profession to improve health care, and promotes public support of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education.
Nurses - OECDA fact sheet with international data related to nursing prevalence from the Organization of Economic Coordination and Development.
Nursing Shortage Fact Sheet - AACNThe U.S. is projected to experience a shortage of Registered Nurses (RNs) that is expected to intensify as Baby Boomers age and the need for health care grows. Compounding the problem is the fact that nursing schools across the country are struggling to expand capacity to meet the rising demand for care. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is working with schools, policy makers, nursing organizations, and the media to bring attention to this healthcare concern. AACN is leveraging its resources to shape legislation, identify strategies, and form collaborations to address the shortage.
Nursing Workforce Survey Data - HRSASince 1977, HRSA’s Bureau of Health workforce has conducted the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN). The data from these periodic surveys provide the basis for estimating the characteristics of the nurse workforce, evaluating trends, and projecting the future supply of nursing resources. In 2018, the NSSRN included a representative sample of Nurse Practitioners.