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Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce

Nursing workforce centers across the country exist to address nursing workforce challenges in the areas of supply, demand and education, to ensure an adequate supply of qualified nurses to achieve population health in the United States. Iowa is a member/subscriber of the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers.

Mission Statement: The Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce exists to support a dynamic, well-prepared and diverse nurse workforce to meet the health and wellness needs of Iowans.

Iowa's nursing workforce center is staffed by an Iowa Board of Nursing (IBON) employee. Employment and education data is collected by the IBON through the licensure process for licensed practical nurses, registered nurses and advanced registered nurse practitioners. Statistical information is then reported in the annual trends report, and as needed and requested, by interested stakeholders.

Contact the Center: Laura Hudson, MSN, RN - Associate Director - Workforce

For a list of the Workforce Advisory Committee Members see this pdf file: Advisory Committee Members List

Wage Information

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Bureau of Labor Statistics Wage Information by nursing category can be found at the following links:

Workforce Strategic Plan

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The Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce Advisory Committee produced the strategic plan for the Center in 2014.

A strategic plan for the 2017-2020 time period is under planning. 

Nursing Workforce Trends Report

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Workforce data is reported along with nursing education information in the Center's Trends Report:

Trends in Nursing 2013

Trends in Nursing 2014

 Trends in Nursing 2015

Links to Health Workforce Information

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Click these links for useful workforce information:

Click these links to view infographics about Iowa's Nursing Workforce:

Infographic with details about Iowa's RN workforce
Infographic with details about Iowa's LPN workforce
Infographic with details about Iowa's Nursing Faculty
Infographic with details about Iowa's ARNPs