ANA’s Nurses by the Numbers™

Welcome to the 2016 edition of ANA’s Nurses by the Numbers™, where you’ll find a considered selection of up-to-date information about the RN/APRN employment environment. This year’s edition features data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and explores the economic value of nurses and nursing services. It features ten exhibits centered on RN and APRN employment and compensation, including:

  • Jobs and wages by state
  • A national snapshot of RN salaries
  • Average earnings for hospital staff RNs
  • Predicted changes in RN and APRN employment over the next decade
  • Salary and hiring trends since the end of the recession

We want your feedback!

Where are the biggest job opportunities?

How many new nursing jobs will be created?

Which industries will hire the most nurses?

You’ll find these answers and more, along with data sources and links for all exhibits.

A supplemental essay featuring data from the US Census Bureau addresses critical workforce issues, including diversity, retirement trends, and the changing educational backgrounds of RNs and APRNs.

ANA’s Nurses by the Numbers™ was edited/curated by ANA’s health economist, Dr. Peter McMenamin, and he’s asking for help from members and other readers to improve this document and future editions. Send your feedback and suggestions to [email protected]. Let us know if there is language that is confusing. Make suggestions to improve the graphics. Suggest alternative sources of RN/APRN data for future editions in the series. We will be exploring data from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Census, and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for editions yet to come.