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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

Nurse Staffing Ratios: Policy Options (in Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 7th edition, 2015)

Health Care, 7th Edition is the leader in helping students develop skills in influencing policy in today’s changing health care environment. Approximately 150 expert contributors present a wide range...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Jul. 29, 2015

What Predicts Attitudes Toward New Workforce Models Among Underrepresented Minority Dentists?

What predicts attitudes toward new workforce models among underrepresented minority dentists? National Oral Health Conference. Oral Presentation 

Author(s): Elizabeth Mertz, Paul E. Gates, Cynthia Wides
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: Jul. 29, 2015

Trends in the Licensed Practical Nurse Workforce from 2008 to 2013

The objective of this study was to assess trends in the supply and employment patterns of LPNs in the USA from 2008 to 2013. 

Author(s): Janet M. Coffman, Tim Bates, Krista Chan, Joanne Spetz
Date: Jul 2015

California’s Medicaid Personal Care Assistants: Characteristics and Turnover among Family and Non-Family Caregivers

Personal care assistants (PCAs) provide supports and services that enable older adults and individuals with disabilities to remain in their homes and community settings. State Medicaid Home and...

Author(s): Michelle Ko, Robert Newcomer, Andrew B. Bindman, Taewoon Kang, Denis Hulett, Joanne Spetz
Date: Jul. 15, 2015

California’s Medicaid Personal Care Assistants: Characteristics and Turnover among Family and Non-Family Caregivers

Personal care assistants (PCAs) provide supports and services that enable older adults and individuals with disabilities to remain in their homes and community settings. State Medicaid Home and...

Author(s): Michelle Ko,  Robert Newcomer,  Andrew B. Bindman, Taewoon Kang,  Denis Hulett, Joanne Spetz
Date: Jul. 15, 2015

Nursing in a Transformed Health Care System: New Roles, New Rules

Although the supply of nurses is likely to meet overall demand, the nature of a nurse’s job is changing dramatically. In redesigned health care systems, nurses are assuming expanded roles for a broad...

Author(s): Erin Fraher, Joanne Spetz, Mary Naylor
Source: Penn LDI
Date: Jun. 26, 2015

Positioning Medical Assistants for a Greater Role in the Era of Health Reform

Medical assistants (MAs) are one of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States. As of 2014 there were about 585,000 MAs in the United States, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projected...

Author(s): Susan A. Chapman, Angela Marks, Catherine Dower
Date: Jun. 13, 2015