Characteristics of the U.S. Nursing Workforce with Patient Care Responsibilities: Resources for Epidemic and Pandemic Response [open pdf - 912KB]
From the Executive Summary: "This report examines the composition of the United States nursing workforce, with a particular focus on nurses with direct patient care responsibilities, in order to provide data on nurses who may be best positioned to meet the nation's immediate needs during a response to an infectious disease outbreak. Analyzing nursing workforce data through the lenses of nursing licensure, specialties, level of care, and geographic locations may inform ways to strengthen strategic efforts for the mobilization of healthcare workers during any epidemic or pandemic in the United States."
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Workforce: https://bhw.hrsa.gov/