BSN Projections

The Institute of Medicine recommended that 80% of RNs have a bachelors or higher level of education by 2020. In 2017, Joanne Spetz analyzed how far that goal is from being actualized by creating a projection model of BSNs in the national nursing. To read her article, click here.

As Utah’s Nursing Workforce Information Center, the following visualization was created to model Utah’s projected growth using a variety of data sources. This tool allows others to modify the model to see how altering variables affects the projected BSN workforce percentage.




The model uses data from UMEC’s RN supply data, UMEC’s RN Education data, Utah’s Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing licensure data, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute’s Population Projections, and National Council of State Boards of Nursing national estimates of RNs.