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Workforce Reports Administrator
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Bureau of Health Planning
Division of Plan Development
Room 1033, Health and Welfare Building
625 Forster St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0701
717-772-5298 Phone
717-705-6525 Fax
ra-workforce@pa.gov Email

Health Care
Workforce Reports

A strong health care workforce is one of the essential components of a stable health services delivery system.  It is important that policy makers, researchers, and legislators have objective information describing the demographic, educational, employment, and other characteristics of nurses, physicians, physician assistants, dentists, and dental hygienists working in Pennsylvania.

Since 2002, the Department of Health, with the assistance of the Department of State, has been surveying nurses, physicians, physician assistants, dentists, and dental hygienists during the license renewal process.  Pre-licensure nursing education programs submit annual reports to the Department of State with information about their program, faculty, student enrollment, and graduation. 

The reports below present information on the health care workforce and nursing education programs in Pennsylvania.

 

MOST Current Health Care Workforce Reports:

2014 Pulse of Pennsylvania's Physician and Physician Assistant Workforce.pdf(PDF) - Vol. 6, August 2017 *NEW*
2014 Nursing Education Report.pdf (PDF) - Vol. 13, March 2017 *NEW*
2012-2013 Pulse of Pennsylvania's Registered Nurse Workforce Report (PDF) - Vol. 6, March 2015
2014 Pulse of Pennsylvania's Licensed Practical Nurse Workforce Report (PDF) - Vol. 6, January 2016

2013 Pulse of Pennsylvania's Dentist and Dental Hygienist Workforce Report (PDF) - Vol. 6, September 2014

Health Care Workforce Reports BY TYPE:

 

Licensed Practical Nurse Workforce Reports

2014 Pulse of Pennsylvania's Licensed Practical Nurse Workforce Report (PDF) - Vol. 6, January 2016
2012 Pulse of Pennsylvania's Licensed Practical Nurse Workforce Report (PDF) - Vol. 5, March 2013
2008 Licensed Practical Nurse Workforce Report (PDF) - Vol. 4, 2009
 

 

Registered Nurse Reports

2012-2013 Pulse of Pennsylvania's Registered Nurse Workforce Report (PDF) - Vol. 6, March 2015
2010-2011 Pulse of Pennsylvania's Registered Nurse Workforce Report (PDF) - Vol. 5, 2013
2008-2009 Pulse of Pennsylvania's Registered Nurse Workforce Report (PDF) - Vol. 4, 2012
2006-2007 Special Report on the Registered Nurse Population in Pennsylvania (PDF) - Vol. 3, 2008

 

Nursing Education Program Reports

2014 Nursing Education Report.pdf (PDF) - Vol. 13, March 2017
2013 Pennsylvania Nursing Education Program Report (PDF) - Vol. 12, September 2015
2012 Pennsylvania Nursing Education Program Report (PDF) - Vol. 11, 2014
2011 Pennsylvania Nursing Education Program Report (PDF) Vol. 10, 2012
2010 Pennsylvania Nursing Education Program Report (PDF) - Vol. 9, 2012
2009 Pennsylvania Nursing Education Program Report (PDF) - Vol. 8, 2010

 

Physician and Physician Assistant Reports

2014 Pulse of Pennsylvania's Physician and Physician Assistant Workforce.pdf(PDF) - Vol. 6, August 2017
2012 Pulse of Pennsylvania's Physician and Physician Assistant Workforce Report (PDF) - Vol. 5, June 2014
2010 Pulse of Pennsylvania's Physician and Physician Assistant Workforce Report (PDF) - Vol. 4, 2012

 

Dental and Dental Hygienist Reports

2013 Pulse of Pennsylvania's Dentist and Dental Hygienist Workforce Report (PDF) - Vol. 6, September 2014
2011 Dentist and Dental Hygienist Workforce Report (PDF) - Vol. 5, 2012
2009 Dentist and Dental Hygienist Workforce Report (PDF) - Vol. 4, 2009
2007 Special Report on the Dentist and Dental Hygienist Population in Pennsylvania (PDF) - Vol. 3, 2008