States projected to have the most, fewest nurse vacancies by 2030

Alaska is projected to have the biggest shortage of nurses in 2030, while Wyoming is projected to have the biggest overage of nurses, a analysis found. used National Center of Health Workforce Analysis data from a 2017 report to estimate future registered nursing employment. The report also looked at Bureau of Health Workforce data for projected supply and demand for registered nurses to determine shortages and overages.

The report predicts that the number of registered nurses needed in the U.S. is going to rise by 28.4% by 2030.

Here are the seven states that are projected to have the largest shortage or highest overage of nurses by 2030:


Alaska: 22.7%

South Carolina: 16.6%

South Dakota: 14%

California: 11.5%

New Jersey: 11.2%

Texas: 5.9%

Georgia: 2.2%


Wyoming: 50.9%

New Mexico: 44.9%

Ohio: 37%

Vermont: 36.8%

Kansas: 36.1%

Nevada: 31.4%

Arkansas: 30.3%

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