Survey Data Report
APNA 2022 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Workforce Report
A summary of data from the 2020-2021 comprehensive PMH nursing workforce survey.
With historically little data available on the characteristics of the PMH nursing workforce, in 2018, the APNA Board of Directors created and charged the APNA Workforce Task Force with developing a comprehensive PMH Nursing workforce survey and analyzing its results. APNA disseminated the survey, developed systematically by the task force, to PMH-RNs and PMH-APRNs in the APNA database and/or certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) throughout 2020 and 2021. With a 12.1% response rate, the data informs understanding of the demographics, education, employment characteristics, and earnings of PMH nurses in the U.S.
The below publications, based on data from this survey, are available to be used and cited by anyone with an interest in the psychiatric-mental health workforce.
American Psychiatric Nurses Association (2022). APNA 2022 psychiatric-mental health nursing workforce report. Retrieved from https://www.apna.org/workforce
American Psychiatric Nurses Association (2022). Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses Are Key to Addressing the Nation’s Mental Health Crisis. Retrieved from https://www.apna.org/workforce
Gerolamo AM, Delaney KR, Phoenix B, Black P, Rushton A, Stallings J. Psychiatric Nursing Workforce Survey: Results and Implications. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. 2022;0(0). doi:10.1177/10783903221146190