Nursing in Kansas

NURSING IN KANSAS | 2001 - 2014

The total number of RNs (39,385) having a license to practice in Kansas showed a small increase between 2013 and 2014. As for LPNs, there were 9,346 individuals with licenses, compared to 9,275 in 2013. The number of admissions to Kansas nursing programs in 2013 was 2,603. The number of students entering baccalaureate programs for nursing was 1,065 and for associate programs 2,112. Kansas also experienced a slight increase in the number of graduates in nursing programs. In 2014, there were 2,112 graduates from nursing programs in Kansas, an increase of 1.39% percent from last year.



SOURCE: Kansas State Board of Nursing, Annual Report FY 2014



The graphs below demonstrate vacancy and turnover rates for selected nursing positions from calendar years 2009 through 2014 as reported by Kansas hospitals. A total of 707 full time equivalent vacancies were reported with 3,235 employee separations for these four positions in 2014.


 Nurse Vacancy 2015



Nursing Turnover 2015  

SOURCE: Kansas Hospital Association Annual Workforce Survey, 2014, collected January 2015

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