7 states facing significant RN shortages by 2030

Most states are projected to see supply of registered nurses outpace demand, but others are expected to face significant shortages by 2030, according to a study from RegisteredNursing.org.

To determine which states will have significant RN shortages, researchers examined future RN employment as projected in a 2017 report from the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis.

Here are the states projected to have RN shortages by 2030, ranked from largest to smallest shortage, based on the study:

1. California

2. Texas

3. New Jersey

4. South Carolina

5. Alaska

6. Georgia

7. South Dakota

While these states are projected to face shortages, other states are projected to have extra nurses. States projected to have the most extra nurses by 2030 are:

1. Florida

2. Ohio

3. Virginia

4. New York

5. Missouri

6. North Carolina

7. Indiana

Read more about the study here.


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