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Illinois Center for Nursing Registered Nurse Workforce Survey Report 2014
The purpose of this report is to detail the results from the 2014 Illinois Registered Nurse (RN) workforce survey.  The survey was structured to capture data on the demographics, education, state distribution, and practice foci of RNs in Illinois. The survey was conducted during the 2014 Illinois RN licensure renewal period, from 3/6/14 to 5/31/14.    In Illinois, over 90% of individual RNs completed licensure renewal  via an on-line platform. When individuals concluded the renewal process, there was a link to the survey along with an explanation of its purpose.  The voluntary survey was completed by 52,902 RNs, representing 31% of the total RN population in Illinois.

Registered Nurse Workforce Survey Report 2014

Registered Nurse Workforce Survey Executive Summary

Illinois Nursing Workforce Demographics

     Past IDFPR/IL Center for Nursing workforce surveys are available below:


IDFPR Number of Nursing Licensees 2001 - Present



Nursing Workforce Supply-Demand Analysis for IL Nurses

In conjunction with the Illinois Workforce Investment Board and the Illinois Center for Nursing, several state agencies (Board of Higher Education, Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Community College Board, State Board of Education, and Financial and Professional Regulation), convened project teams to develop a consensus approach for estimating the supply-demand balance in critical healthcare occupations in Illinois. To initiate the process, the Labor Market Information Support Team was asked to estimate the surplus/shortage of Registered Nurses in Illinois and develop plans for regional solutions in two pilot regions, the Northeast and Southern Economic Development Regions.  Utilizing industry and occupational employment projections, licensure information, educational completer data, and the results from an expanded Nursing Workforce Survey conducted by the Center for Nursing, the Team (chaired by IDES’ Economic Information and Analysis Division) is working with regional healthcare sector employers and associations to develop and refine a methodology to estimate the shortage of RNs and LPNs and identify possible leakages in the supply pipeline within each region.

The data below can be used as a starting point to determine the root causes of the identified supply leakages and explore possible solutions to impact future supply and demand balances.

Supply-Demand Analysis Methodology

Registered Nurses – RNs
The latest statewide analysis for Registered Nurses (RNs) continues to indicate that the projected demand for RNs will exceed the supply.  The estimated job growth will be in the acute care, long-term care and community-based care settings.

2011 Statewide Supply-Demand Analysis for RNs

Economic Development Regions (EDRs) Supply-Demand Analysis for RNs:
2011 Central EDR Supply-Demand Analysis for Patient-Care Registered Nurses (RNs)
2011 East Central EDR Supply-Demand Analysis for Patient-Care Registered Nurses (RNs)
2011 North Central EDR Supply-Demand Analysis for Patient-Care Registered Nurses (RNs)
2011 Northeast EDR Supply-Demand Analysis for Patient-Care Registered Nurses (RNs)
2011 Northern Stateline EDR Supply-Demand Analysis for Patient-Care Registered Nurses (RNs)
2011 Northwest EDR Supply-Demand Analysis for Patient-Care Registered Nurses (RNs)
2011 Southeastern EDR Supply-Demand Analysis for Patient-Care Registered Nurses (RNs)
2011 Southern EDR Supply-Demand Analysis for Patient-Care Registered Nurses (RNs)
2011 Southwestern EDR Supply-Demand Analysis for Patient-Care Registered Nurses (RNs)
2011 West Central EDR Supply-Demand Analysis for Patient-Care Registered Nurses (RNs)

Economic Development Regions (EDR) Definitions: Click Here

Licensed Practical Nurses – LPNs
The latest statewide analysis for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) continues to indicate a probable surplus of qualified applicants. Future job opportunities will be replacement needs concentrated in the long-term care and community-based care fields.

2011 Statewide Supply-Demand Analysis for LPNs

Economic Development Regions (EDR) Supply-Demand Analysis for LPNs:
2011 Northeast EDR Supply-Demand Analysis for Patient-Care Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
2011 Southern EDR Supply-Demand Analysis for Patient-Care Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)

(Note: Analysis for other EDRs is not available.)