Wisconsin Nurse Workforce Survey Information
As part of the biennial license renewal, 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 State Legislature a report on the findings based on the responses to the survey.
The final report, Findings of the 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 summary describes the current characteristics of the actively licensed 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.
RN 2012 Survey Summary Statistics:
In Wisconsin, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are required to complete a survey when renewing their license.
This summary describes the current characteristics of the actively licensed 13,087 LPNs in the state.
The information reported provides invaluable insight into Wisconsin’s licensed practical nurses.
LPN 2013 Survey Summary Statistics:
Questions about these surveys, check out the Nurses' Surveys FAQs