Nursing in Kansas

NURSING IN KANSAS | 2005 - 2019

The total number of RNs (60,141) having a license to practice in Kansas showed a small increase between 2018 and 2019. As for LPNs, there were 9,110 individuals with licenses, compared to 9,089 in 2018. The number of admissions to Kansas nursing programs in 2019 was 2,497. The number of students entering baccalaureate programs for nursing was 1,291 and for associate programs 1,206. Kansas also experienced a slight increase in the number of graduates in nursing programs in 2019, there were 1,866 graduates from nursing programs in Kansas.

SOURCE: Kansas State Board of Nursing, Annual Report

 

NURSING VACANCY AND TURNOVER RATES2014-2020

The graphs below demonstrate vacancy and turnover rates for selected nursing positions from calendar years 2014 through 2020 as reported by Kansas hospitals. A total of 1,135 full time equivalent vacancies were reported with 2,847 employee separations for Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses (IV and non-IV certified) and Certified Nursing Assistants in 2020.

VACANCY RATES

    

TURNOVER RATES

       

SOURCE: Kansas Hospital Association Annual Workforce Survey, collected January 2021