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Registered Nurse Workforce Survey 2020 Report
RNs completing license renewal were invited to participate in this survey. The data was collected during the 2020 renewal process post payment of the license renewal fee. The survey captured data on the demographics, education, workplace settings, practice foci and practice role of RNs in Illinois. Data was collected from 3/10/20 to 9/30/20. The 2020 RN workforce survey is a useful resource as health care planners project the human health care capital that will be needed in Illinois. Below are the Key Findings, Executive Summary, and Brief Data Summary Report; a detailed report to follow by July 2021.

Registered Nurse (2020) Key Findings

Registered Nurse (2020) Brief Data Summary

Registered Nurse (2020) Executive Summary

Registered Nurse Workforce Survey Report 2020

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Workforce Survey Report 2018
This report details the results of the 2018 Illinois Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) workforce survey. The survey was structured to capture data on the demographics, education, state distribution, job activities, workplace settings, and practice foci of Illinois APRNs. The survey was conducted by one direct email after license renewal, participation was voluntary.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) 2018 Talking Points

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) 2018 Workforce Survey Report

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) 2018 Workforce Survey Executive Summary


Registered Nurse Workforce Survey Report 2018

This report details the results of the 2018 Illinois Registered Nurse (RN) workforce survey. The survey captured data on the demographics, education, workplace settings, and practice foci of RNs in Illinois. The survey was conducted during the 2018 Illinois RN license renewal period, participation was voluntary. The report presents important information about the aging of the RN workforce, education post-licensure, as well as the top nursing specialties. The 2018 RN workforce survey is a useful resource as health care planners project the human health care capital that will be needed in Illinois.

Registered Nurse (RN) 2018 Talking Points

Registered Nurse 2018 Workforce Survey Report

Registered Nurse 2018 Workforce Survey Executive Summary


The Licensed Practical Nurse Workforce Survey Report 2019
This report details the results of the 2019 Illinois Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) workforce survey. The survey captured data on the demographics, education, workplace settings, and practice foci of LPNs in Illinois. The survey was conducted during the 2019 Illinois LPN license renewal period, participation was voluntary. The report presents important information about the aging and diversity of the LPN workforce, as well as the top workplace settings. The 2019 LPN workforce survey is a useful resource as health care planners project the human health care capital that will be needed in Illinois.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 2019 Talking Points

Licensed Practical Nurse 2019 Workforce Survey Report

Licensed Practical Nurse 2019 Workforce Survey Executive Summary

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


Board of Nursing Report on Pre-licensure Nursing Education Programs, Students and Faculty 2011-2015
The purpose of this report is to capture data on the demographics of both nursing students and faculty; faculty education levels and employment status; and enrollment and graduation figures for pre-licensure nursing education programs from the years 2011-2015. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) Board of Nursing (BON) collects information on an annual basis from all Illinois pre-licensure nursing education programs. Disclosure of this annual mandatory report is required to maintain BON pre-licensure nursing education program approval, which is required for a nursing student to be eligible to take the nursing license examination (NCLEX®).

IDFPR Board of Nursing Report on Pre-licensure Nursing Education Programs, Students and Faculty 2011-2015

Executive Summary IDFPR Board of Nursing Report on Pre-licensure Nursing Education Programs, Students and Faculty 2011-2015


Active Illinois Nurse Licensees

Illinois Nursing Licenses Data Overview (2020)

FY2021 (June 1) – FY2001 IDFPR Active Nurse Licensees

IDFPR Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Licensees including type of APRN (2012- 2021 July 19)


Illinois Nursing Workforce Demographics

Past IDFPR/Illinois Nursing Workforce Center workforce surveys are available below:



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

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.)