NURSING IN KANSAS | 2003 - 2016
The total number of RNs (40,893) having a license to practice in Kansas showed a small increase between 2015 and 2016. As for
LPNs, there were 9,237 individuals with licenses, compared to 9,044 in 2015. The number of admissions to Kansas nursing programs in 2016 was 2,375. The number of students entering baccalaureate programs for nursing was 1,126 and for associate programs 2,112. Kansas also experienced a slight increase in the number of graduates in nursing programs. In 2014, there were 1,940 graduates from nursing programs in Kansas.
SOURCE: Kansas State Board of Nursing, Annual Report FY 2016
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