CHA News Article

Survey of Nurse Employers Released
Includes interactive dashboard

The University of California, San Francisco has released findings from a 2016 survey of California general acute care hospitals. Now in its seventh year, the annual survey evaluates overall demand for registered nurses (RNs) statewide, information specific to hiring newly graduated nurses and changes that have occurred as the economy has recovered from the economic recession that began in late 2007. According to the survey, demand for RNs across the state remains strong. However, data also show a preference for hiring experienced nurses and a lack of positions available for newly graduated RNs. The report includes an interactive dashboard that allows users to compare demand across regions of California for all RNs, experienced RNs and newly graduated RNs.