NURSING IN KANSAS | 2004 - 2018
The total number of RNs (58,878) having a license to practice in Kansas showed a small increase between 2017 and 2018. As for
LPNs, there were 10,550 individuals with licenses, compared to 10,386 in 2017. The number of admissions to Kansas nursing programs in 2018 was 2,368. The number of students entering baccalaureate programs for nursing was 1,278 and for associate programs 1,090. In 2018, there were 1,849 graduates from nursing programs in Kansas.
SOURCE: Kansas State Board of Nursing, Annual Report
NURSING VACANCY AND TURNOVER RATES | 2013-2018
The graphs below demonstrate vacancy and turnover rates for selected nursing positions from calendar years 2013 through 2018 as reported by Kansas hospitals. A total of 1,157 full time equivalent vacancies were reported with 2,838 employee separations for Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses (IV and non-IV certified) and Certified Nursing Assistants in 2018.
SOURCE: Kansas Hospital Association Annual Workforce Survey, collected January 2019