NURSING IN KANSAS | 2000-2010
The total number of RNs (34,318) having a license to practice in Kansas showed a slight increase between 2009 and 2010. As for
LPNs, there were 8,766 individuals with licenses, compared to 8,674 in 2009. While the RN and LPN graduates showed an increase
from 2009 to 2010, it is known that additional nurses will be needed in the future to accommodate the vast number of aging baby
boomers. The majority of all individuals practicing in the nursing profession are female. The number of male RNs increased.11 percent in 2010 from 2,928 to 3,272.
The number of admissions to Kansas nursing programs in 2010 was 2,344. The number of students entering baccalaureate programs
for nursing was 954 and for associate programs, 1,390. Kansas also is experiencing a slight increase in the number of graduates in
nursing programs. In 2010, there were 1,921 graduates from nursing programs in Kansas, which is an increase of .07 percent from
2009. The increase in 2010 is the direct result of the increased number of graduates in the associate program.
SOURCE: Kansas State Board of Nursing, Annual Report FY 2010
NURSING VACANCY AND TURNOVER RATES | 2004-2011
The graph below represents LPN and RN vacancy and turnover rates from 2004 through 2011.
SOURCE: Kansas Hospital Association, Annual Workforce Survey, 2010