Wisconsin's Nursing Survey Summaries
Wisconsin Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses are required by law to complete a
survey designed to provide critical information for identifying policy modifications to assure an adequate supply of nurses. DWD is required to provide the Legislature a report
on the findings based on the responses to the survey. The final report, 2012 Registered Nurse and 2013 Licensed
Practical Nurse Surveys is designed to highlight critical factors in the availability of nursing throughout the State.
This information, selected with input from a data collaborative including DWD, Wisconsin Center for Nursing, Department of Safety and Professional Services,
as well as other affiliated health care associations, highlights the issues and concerns of a wide range of institutions in the health care delivery system.
The Wisconsin Center for Nursing is charged with facilitating a broadly based discussion of nursing supply issues. People with an interest in more detailed involvement with policy
considerations should contact the WCN at www.wicenterfornursing.org. Copies of the surveys used in the
Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses
process are available from the LMI Section.
In Wisconsin, Registered Nurses (RNs) are
required to complete a survey when renewing their license. This 2012 summary unveils the characteristics
of the 78,159 RNs in the state. The information reported provides invaluable insight into Wisconsin’s RNs, who represent the single largest group of health care workers
in the state.
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
are required to complete a survey when renewing their Wisconsin license. The LPN Survey Summary includes data collected
from 14,165 LPNs in early 2011. The 2013 survey results are currently being compiled. The information reported provides invaluable insight into Wisconsin’s licensed practical nurses.
Questions about these surveys, check out the Nurses' Surveys FAQs