Employer Nurse Staffing Studies

Every two years the TCNWS, under the guidance of the TCNWS advisory committee and nurse employer taskforces, conducts employer nurse staffing studies to gather data on facility characteristics, staffing numbers and practices, recruitment and retention practices, transition to practice programs and other employer specific topics. These surveys are distributed to Chief Nursing Officers, Directors of Nursing, facility administrators, or managerial staff of hospitals, long term care facilities, home health agencies, and governmental public health agencies. Participation in these studies is voluntary and thus, response rates vary by employer type and year. The 2021 employer nurse staffing studies have been postponed until 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following fact-sheets provide high-level summaries of the statewide results and regional results as available. For previous years' reports, visit the employer nurse staffing studies archive.

Deidentified datasets and custom data reports are available upon request.


Long Term Care

Home Health and Hospice

Note: Results of the 2019 Home Health and Hospice Care Nurse Staffing Study were not published due to low response rate.

Governmental Public Health

Last updated March 4, 2021