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California Faces Short-Term Nursing Shortage from COVID-19 Retirements

By Rebecca Wolfson California will face a significant shortfall of registered nurses over the next five years due to long-term trends that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to...
How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Nursing Workforce

How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Nursing Workforce

“Whenever somebody says, I think we have a nursing shortage, I think the answer we should all provide to that is, what do you mean by shortage? And where is it happening? It's really almost the...
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Despite Regional and Skill Gaps, Balanced Labor Market Projected for Registered Nursing in California

Projections by Healthforce Center at UCSF demonstrate a balanced labor market of registered nurses (RNs) in California.“If there are shortages, they are regional, and they are for RNs with specific...
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Nurse-Researchers Instrumental in Planning for the “Silver Tsunami”

Source: UCSF Nursing's Science of Caring As the so-called “silver tsunami” of aging baby boomers rolls across the country, addressing their long-term care needs is critically important. Yet a...
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Nursing Shortage Looms for San Francisco Bay Area, Central Valley and Central Coast of California

By Healthforce Center at UCSF Associate Director of Research Joanne Spetz, PhD Some regions of California face nursing shortages, according to new Healthforce research. Substantial shortages are...
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Slow But Steady: The Growing Numbers of Men Who Choose Nursing

CHCF Health Care Leadership Program fellow Sergio Camarillo, MBA, MS, RN, decided he wanted to be a physical therapist after he learned about the profession at a career day in high school. While...
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Why is Nursing Leadership and Management Important?

As the health care system continues to undergo rapid change, the nature of nurses’ roles are changing as well, according to Healthforce faculty research. As the largest licensed health professional...