NURSING IN KANSAS | 2000 - 2012
The total number of RNs (36,923) having a license to practice in Kansas showed a slight increase between 2011 and 2012. As for
LPNs, there were 9,185 individuals with licenses, compared to 9,189 in 2011. The number of admissions to Kansas nursing programs in 2011 was 2,666. The number of students entering baccalaureate programs for nursing was 1,113 and for associate programs 1,553. Kansas also experienced an increase in the number of graduates in nursing programs. In 2012, there were 1,987 graduates from nursing programs in Kansas, an increase of 2.4 percent from last year.
SOURCE: Kansas State Board of Nursing, Annual Report FY 2012
NURSING VACANCY AND TURNOVER RATES | 2008-2012
The graphs below demonstrate vacancy and turnover rates for selected nursing positions from calendar years 2008 through 2012 as reported by Kansas hospitals. A total of 639 full time equivalent vacancies were reported with 2,182 employee separations for these four positions in 2012.
SOURCE: Kansas Hospital Association, Annual Workforce Survey, 2013