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 

Latest News

Next meeting of the TCNWS Advisory Committee is scheduled for March 3rd. Click here for more information.

August 2020:

Contact Us

Have questions about nursing data? Interested in having a TCNWS representative at your conference? Want more information on what we do? Contact Us!

By Email: TCNWS@dshs.texas.gov

Phone: (512) 776-6723

Fax: (512) 776-7344


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

Last updated February 25, 2021