2014 Long Term Care
Nurse Staffing Study (LTCNSS)
*The 2014 LTCNSS is now closed. Reports will be available by December 2014.*
The Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies (TCNWS) has
launched the second Long Term Care Nurse Staffing Study (LTCNSS) for Spring of
2014. This research project intends to collect data on the nursing workforce in
all licensed residential nursing facilities in Texas. In 2008, TCNWS conducted
a similar research project, the results of which are available on our
The primary purpose of the LTCNSS is to assess the size
and effects of the nursing shortage in Texas' residential nursing facilities.
The TCNWS asks administrators in each of the state's
licensed residential nursing facilities to complete a brief
survey covering their current and future needs for nursing personnel.
The information gathered is widely disseminated to stakeholders and
policymakers and used to guide the policy recommendations of the Texas
Center for Nursing Workforce Studies' Advisory Committee. The data that
agencies provide will also be instrumental in developing projections for
the number of nurses needed in Texas. Participation in this study is completely
voluntary but highly encouraged.
The survey (PDF, 281 KB), its instructions (PDF, 134 KB), and definitions (PDF, 192 KB) are available
Please note that survey responses are strictly confidential
and all findings will be reported in aggregate form only. Individual hospital
data will not be identified.
Should you have any questions regarding this survey, please
Texas Center for
Nursing Workforce Studies
Department of State
TCNWS would be happy to assist you with any questions or
You can see the full results from the 2008 LTCNSS survey here.