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Impact of State Scope of Practice Laws and Other Factors on the Practice and Supply of Primary Care Nurse Practitioners

This project explored the effects of nurse practitioner (NP) scope of practice (SOP) legislation on the distribution and practice patterns of NPs as well as their billing practices. The goal was to...

Source: ASPE
Date: Nov. 16, 2015

Impact of the 2010 Affordable Care Act on the California Health Care Labor Force

As health care shifts away from a fee-for-service model as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health care workers in California will be called upon to develop new skills and fill new roles. ...

Author(s): Shelley Oberlin, Susan Chapman, Renae Waneka, Joanne Spetz
Date: Nov. 16, 2015

Forces for Change – Alumni Stories Showcase the Impact of Healthforce Center’s Leadership Programs

This leadership report highlights the impact of Healthforce Center’s leadership programs across a diverse group of six leaders.  All six individuals graduated from their respective programs having...

Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: Nov. 01, 2015

The National Landscape of Personal Care Aide Training Standards

This report presents research findings on the national landscape of personal care aide (PCA) training requirements across state Medicaid-funded programs. These programs enable older adults and...

Author(s): Abby Marquand, Susan A. Chapman
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: Oct. 31, 2015

Forecasts of the Registered Nurse Workforce in California

New forecasts of future registered nurse supply and demand in California were developed using data from the 2014 Board of Registered Nursing Survey of RNs and other sources. The models indicate that...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Oct. 30, 2015

Filling the Gap: Developing Health Economics Competencies for Baccalaureate Nursing Programs

The need for greater involvement of the nursing profession in cost containment efforts has been documented extensively. More thorough education of nurses in the subject of health economics (HE) is...

Author(s): Maia Platt, Andrea Kwasky, Joanne Spetz
Source: PubMed
Date: Oct. 13, 2015

How Will Long-Term Care Workforce Demand be Impacted by Changes in Demographics and Utilization Patterns?

This study examines how changing demographics and service use might affect future long-term care worker demand.

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Laura Trupin, Tim Bates, Janet M. Coffman
Date: Oct 2015

2014 Survey of Registered Nurses

The 2014 Survey of Registered Nurses provides information about the demographics, education, employment, and satisfaction of nurses with California RN licenses. 

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Lela Chu, Zachary Levin, Ulrike Muench, Dennis Keane
Date: Sep. 28, 2015

Trends in Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse Education and Licensure Examinations, 1998 to 2013

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs), referred to as licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) in some states, are the second largest health care occupation that requires postsecondary education. Demand for LPNs...

Author(s): Janet M. Coffman, Krista Chan, Tim Bates
Date: Sep. 22, 2015

Impact of State Nurse Practitioner Scope-of-Practice Regulation on Healthcare Delivery: Systematic Review

One proposed strategy to expand primary care capacity is to use nurse practitioners (NPs) more effectively in health care delivery. However, the ability of NPs to provide care to the fullest extent...

Author(s): Ying Xue,  Zhiqiu Ye, Carol Brewer, Joanne Spetz.
Date: Sep. 09, 2015