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The 2013 Nursing Education Capacity and Nursing Supply Report is Available Online

The 2013 Nursing Education Capacity and Nursing Supply Report is Available Online

The mission of the Louisiana Center for Nursing is to contribute to the health and welfare of Louisiana’s residents and visitors through activities that are directed to ensure that there is an adequate workforce to meet the current and future healthcare needs of the citizens of the state of Louisiana. The 2013 Nursing Education Capacity and Nursing Supply Report contains valuable information about Louisiana’s ability to prepare future nurses, as well as information about the current supply of registered nurses. For example:

Did you know?

  • There were over 60,000 RNs licensed to practice in Louisiana in 2013
  • The passage rate on the NCLEX-RN for graduates from Louisiana’s pre-RN licensure programs continues to exceed that of the nation in spite of the higher passing standard implemented in April 2013 by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).
  • Over a third (38%) of licensed RNs residing in Louisiana are 50 years and older.

To access the report in its entirety and learn more about Nursing Education Capacity and Nursing Supply for RNs in Louisiana, please click on the following link: 2013 Report on Nursing Education Capacity and Nursing Supply in Louisiana.

Contact Dr. Cynthia Bienemy, Director for the Louisiana Center for Nursing, at bienemyc@lsbn.state.la.us for any questions related to the 2013 Nursing Education Capacity and Nursing Supply Report.

posted on May 05, 2014 By LCN

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