- •While national-level nursing supply is expected to grow in line with demand, significant differences are expected by region.
- •We find dramatic differences in expected growth of the number of full-time equivalent registered nurses per capita: from zero expected growth in New England and in the Pacific regions between 2015 and 2030 to 40% growth in the East South Central region (Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky) and in the West South Central region (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana).
- •Slower growing areas such as New England have an older current workforce and slower recent workforce entry relative to exit.
- •The population of New England is also projected to be the most rapidly aging region, which could disproportionately increase demand at a time with slow expected growth in supply.
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