RN Supply-Demand
 What RN's Earn

Supply & Demand Facts

Over the past ten years, both in Texas and other states, there has been an escalating demand for RNs that exceeds the current RN-supply.  Both Federal supply and demand forecasting models and Texas studies indicate that the state has a current nurse shortage that will continue at least until 2020. 

Demand and supply issues facing Texas' citizens and its city, county and state leaders are multiple:

  • In Texas there now exists a current shortage of RNs to serve the state's expanding population.
  • For Texas to serve both its growing population (by birth or in-migration) and its increasing aging population, its health care facilities and services will need to expand as well as increasing the registered nurse supply.
  • Over the past several years, a team of Texas stakeholders produced multiple reports and strategic planning, under the aegis of the Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies (TCNWS).  Strategic planning has provided guidance for workforce planners, hospitals, and nursing colleges and universities by addressing nursing education capacity challenges facing the state.  

Texas RN's, check RN Supply/Demand.

What RNs Earn

A Registered Nurse's annual compensation depends whether you are an experienced RN or a newly licensed graduate.

In Texas, a beginning staff RN's annual salary may be in the $30,000-35,000 range, while an experienced nurse's compensation may range from $45,000 to $66,000.  Texas nurses in advanced roles (RN practitioners, midwives, and anesthetists) often earn an annual average from $60,000 to $120,000.  Learn more about compensation RNs earn as specialists, nursing educators, managers-adminstrators, or as independent, self-employed practitioners-consultants.

Texas RNs need to demand facts;  click on Compensations: Earnings & Salaries 






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