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The 2011 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 2011 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 57,000 RNs licensed to practice in Louisiana in 2011
  • Over 2,200 students graduated from Louisiana’s pre-RN licensure programs during the 2010-2011 academic year
  • The passage rate for graduates from Louisiana’s pre-RN-licensure programs on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses has exceeded that of the national pass rate over the past 4 years
  • Over 1,400 qualified applicants were not admitted to Louisiana’s pre-RN licensure programs for one or more of the following reasons: lack of available qualified faculty, limited number of budgeted faculty positions, faculty salaries were not competitive with salaries in the clinical or practice setting, and a lack of available clinical sites.

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:

Contact Dr. Cynthia Bienemy, Director for the Louisiana Center for Nursing, at for any questions related to the 2011 Nursing Education Capacity and Nursing Supply Report.

posted on May 30, 2012 By LCN

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