Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies (TCNWS)

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The Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies

In response to mounting concern about Texas’ nurse shortage, the Texas Legislature created The Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies (TCNWS) under the governance of the Statewide Health Coordinating Council (SHCC). The TCNWS serves as a resource for data and research on the nursing workforce in Texas. This includes collecting and analyzing data on nurses in Texas in regard to:

  • Educational and employment trends
  • Supply and demand trends
  • Nursing workforce demographics
  • Migration of nurses.


To view the results of the 2016 Workplace Violence Against Nurses survey, click the link below:

Workplace Violence Against Nurses in Texas (Report-PDF, 1MB)

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All current and past TCNWS reports and publications are available on our Publications page.

For demographic and supply trends for all health professions (including nursing) as well as federal and state shortage designations, go to the Health Professions Resource Center website.

 TCNWS Telephone
(512) 776-6723
Fax Number: (512) 776-7344

Mailing Address
Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies
Center for Health Statistics
Department of State Health Services MC 1898
PO Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347

Last updated February 28, 2017