Registered nursing is one of the largest licensed health care professions in the US, and the registered nurse (RN) workforce continues to grow. However, in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had significant impacts on the RN workforce as well as the RN educational pipeline. In 2020 a series of questions about COVID-19 was added to annual RN education program surveys conducted in both New York and Utah.
This report assesses the impact of COVID-19 on registered nursing education programs in New York and Utah, helping stakeholders better understand pandemic-related challenges faced by RN education programs and the strategies used to address them.
Citation: Armstrong D, Ruttinger C, Cleaves M. The Impact of COVID-19 on Registered Nurse Education Programs in New York and Utah. Rensselaer, NY: Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center, Center for Health Workforce Studies, School of Public Health, SUNY Albany; August 2022.