Number of Graduating RNs New York Colleges Has More Than Doubled Since 2002

The survey of in-state colleges by the University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies showed the number of nursing graduations has increased in each of the past 13 years, from a low of 5,128 in 2002 to 11,141 last year.

According to the Rochester (NY) Democrat & Chronicle, a new report indicates that “the number of registered nurses graduating each year from New York colleges has more than doubled since the height of a nursing shortage in 2002.” The article adds that “the survey of in-state colleges by the University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies” indicated that “the number of nursing graduations has increased in each of the past 13 years, from a low of 5,128 in 2002 to 11,141 last year.”

In an article based on the Democrat & Chronicle report, the AP (7/14) reports that “in the past four years, the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to nursing students has increased from 4,913 in 2011 to 5,866” last year.

Between 2014 and 2015, the number of RN graduates in New York is expected to increase by 2% and the number of ADN graduates is projected to decrease by 2%, whereas the number of BSN graduates is expected to increase by nearly 6%.

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