Nursing in New Jersey at a Glance: 2012

The Nursing in New Jersey at a glance is a snapshot of Nursing Workforce data in New Jersey and information on educating the next generation of nursing students. The charts provide demographics about the nursing faculty shortage and a perspective on nursing education.

The Nurse Workforce:

Number of Nurses in NJ 117,3461
Average Nurse Age 542
Percent employed in nursing 89%3
Percent of nurses by degree in NJ Associates (26%) Bachelors (44%) Masters (14%)  Doctoral (1%)4
Projected Shortfall of Nurses by 2020 23,3585

 

Educating the Next Generation:

Number of Nursing Schools 457
Number of pre-licensure nursing student graduates 3,0758
Number of Full-Time Nurse Faculty 5799
Number of Part-Time Nurse Faculty 7759
Average Age of Full-Time Nurse Faculty 5610
Average Age of Part-Time Nurse Faculty 4810
Number of Full-Time Faculty Vacancies 4711
Number of Part-Time Faculty Vacancies 7312


1. New Jersey Board of Nursing, Annual Licensure Survey, 2012
2. New Jersey Board of Nursing, Annual Licensure Survey, 2012
3. New Jersey Board of Nursing, Annual Licensure Survey, 2012
4. New Jersey Board of Nursing, Annual Licensure Survey, 2012
5. Juraschek SP, Zhang X, Ranganathan V, Lin VW. (2010). United States registered nurse workforce report card and shortage forecast. American Journal of Medical Quality. 27(3):241-9.
6. New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing, Education Capacity Survey, 2012.
7. New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing, Education Capacity Survey, 2012.
8. New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing, Education Capacity Survey, 2012.
9. New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing, Education Capacity Survey, 2012.
10. New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing, Education Capacity Survey, 2012.
11. New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing, Education Capacity Survey, 2012.
12. New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing, Education Capacity Survey, 2012.
13. New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing, Education Capacity Survey, 2012.

November 26, 2012

Topics: Fast Facts & Policy / Nursing Education / Population Health

Resource type: Fact Sheet