The West Virginia Center for Nursing has released Registered Nurse (RN) and Advanced Practiced Registered Nurse (APRN) supply data for 2020. This information will allow the state to assess the strength of West Virginia’s nursing workforce and inform stakeholders as they continue planning around nursing workforce development.
One key takeaway: Of those nurses working in the state, 38% (6,904) of RNs and 29% (679) of APRNs are 50 years of age or older. As experienced nurses enter retirement, state workforce planners will be faced with the need to replace these experienced nurses to meet demand.