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How Many Nurse Practitioners Provide Primary Care? It Depends On How You Count Them

This study compares different approaches to measuring the number of nurse practitioners (NPs) providing primary care services using data from the 2012 U.S. National Sample Survey of Nurse...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Erin Fraher, Yin Li, Tim Bates
Date: Apr. 08, 2015

Survey of Nursing Employers in California, Fall 2014 


This report summarizes the findings from a survey of general acute care (GAC) hospital employers of registered nurses (RNs) in California conducted in fall 2014. This is the fifth annual survey of...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Lela Chu, Joanne Spetz
Date: Apr. 08, 2015

California Board of Registered Nursing 2013-2014 Annual School Report: Data Summary and Historical Trend Analysis

The Annual School Report provides data about registered nurse education programs in California. The reports are published annually, and each new report includes historic data.

Author(s): Renae Waneka, Tim Bates, Joanne Spetz
Date: Apr 2015

California Board of Registered Nursing 2013-2014: A Presentation of Post-Licensure Nursing Education Programs in California

The California Board of Registered Nursing Annual Schools Survey collects data about nursing programs and their students and faculty from August 1 through July 31. This report focuses on post-...

Author(s): Renae Waneka, Joanne Spetz
Date: Apr 2015

Asian Health Services: Medical Assistants Improve Language Access and Patient-Centered Care

Asian Health Services (AHS) is an urban federally-qualified health center in Oakland, California. It has developed new roles for medical assistants and other frontline staff to capitalize on their...

Author(s): Lisel Blash, Susan A. Chapman
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: Apr. 03, 2015

Salary Differences Between Male and Female Registered Nurses in the United States

Fifty years after the Equal Pay Act, the male-female salary gap has narrowed in many occupations. Yet pay inequality persists for certain occupations, including medicine and nursing. Studies have...

Author(s): Ulrike Muench, Jody Sindelar, Susan H. Busch, Peter I. Buerhaus
Source: JAMA
Date: Mar. 24, 2015

The Demand for Health Care Workers Post-ACA

Concern abounds about whether the health care workforce is sufficient to meet changing demands spurred by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We project that by 2022 the health care industry needs three...

Author(s): Bianca Frogner, Joanne Spetz, Stephen T. Parente, Shelley Oberlin
Date: Mar. 06, 2015

Tracking Workforce Diversity in Dentistry: Importance, Methods, and Challenges

Concern abounds about whether the health care workforce is sufficient to meet changing demands spurred by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We project that by 2022 the health care industry needs three...

Author(s): Elizabeth Mertz, Cynthia Wides, Alexis Cooke, Paul E. Gates
Date: Mar. 06, 2015

Doctor of Nursing Practice by 2015: An Examination of Nursing Schools’ Decisions to Offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree

OBJECTIVES: The American Association of Colleges of Nursing recommends that nursing schools transition their advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) programs to doctor of nursing practice (DNP)...

Author(s): Grant Martsolf, David Auerbach, Joanne Spetz, Marjorie Pearson, Ashley Muchow
Date: Mar. 01, 2015

Entry and Exit of Workers in Long-Term Care

In the past decade, the health care industry, and long-term care (LTC) in particular, saw substantial job growth. In anticipation of growing demand for LTC due to an aging demographic, employment...

Author(s): Bianca Frogner, Joanne Spetz
Date: Jan. 20, 2015