In 2015, 330,000 registered nurses made up the largest health profession in California. This overview of the nursing workforce looks at supply, demographics, education, distribution, and pay.
California's Licensed Vocational Nurses, 2017 (550 K)
California's Registered Nurses, 2017 (577 K)
California Nurses: Taking the Pulse, 2014 (1.82 MB)
California Nurses: Charts, 2014 (5.92 MB)
California Nurses Facts and Figures, 2010 (1.85 MB)
California is home to more than 330,000 actively licensed registered nurses (RNs), making nursing the single largest health profession in the state.
Key findings include:
Quick reference guides, as well as a full report from 2010, are available under Document Downloads.
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California Physicians: Who They Are, How They Practice
California's Health Care Workforce