Iowa Board of Nursing
Kathleen R. Weinberg, MSN, RN, Executive Director

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 Trends Report, and as needed and requested, by interested stakeholders.

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

Workforce Advisory Committee Members 

Learn more about Health Workforce resources and data - Health Workforce Information & Links

Strategic Plan

The Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce Advisory Committee strategic plan for the 2021-2023 period is under development. 

Nursing Workforce Trends Report

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

Trends in Nursing 2016 - 2018

Nursing Workforce Infographics for Iowa Nurses and Nursing Faculty

2019 RN Infographic
2019 LPN Infographic
2019 ARNP Infographic
2019 Nursing Faculty Infographic for the '17-'18 school year 

Nursing Demand Survey Report - Released April 2021

2020 Iowa Nursing Demand Survey Report

Analysis of COVID-19 Impacts on Nursing Staff - Released August 2021

Iowa Laborshed Report

See this Nursing Occupations Laborshed Study, produced by the Labor Market Information division of Iowa Workforce Development: 2017 Survey

See the statewide Iowa Laborshed Report, published by Iowa Workforce Development: 2018 Report

Opportunities in Health Sciences - Iowa Career Pathways

See the report produced by the Iowa Department of Education and other partners to describe health sciences careers. The document can be found at this link: DOE - Iowa Career Pathways



Printed from the Iowa Board of Nursing website on January 23, 2022 at 9:15pm.