HRSA Nursing Information

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) offers the following information regarding nursing:

Nursing Facts and Statistics

  • More than 15,000 Nurses work in HRSA supported health care centers.
  • Almost 1,600 nurses are receiving loan repayment in exchange for service.
  • Workforce diversity has increased from 12.2% in 2004 to 16.8% in 2008.

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Nurses and the Affordable Care Act
HRSA descriptions of programs expanded or created by the Affordable Care Act and Recovery Act that affect the nursing profession and the delivery of care.

The Obama Administration’s Record on Supporting the Nursing Workforce (PDF)
Document put together by HRSA that outlines the Obama Administration's record with regards to the Affordable Care Act, nursing, and health care.

The National Health Service Corps: Building Healthy Communities by Supporting Qualified Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants (PDF)
Provides statistics associated with the National Health Service Corps programs for Nurse Pracitioners and Physician Assistants.

The Registered Nurse Population:  Findings from the 2008 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses
National survey conducted by HRSA every four years. Its data provides the basis for evaluating trends and the projection of the future supply of nursing resources at the national and state levels.