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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

Comparison of Nurse Staffing Measurements in Staffing-Outcomes Research

BACKGROUND: Investigators have used a variety of operational definitions of nursing hours of care in measuring nurse staffing for health services research. However, little is known about which...

Author(s): Shin Hye Park, Mary Blegen, Joanne Spetz, Susan A. Chapman, Holly De Groot
Source: Medical Care
Date: Jan. 01, 2015

Certified Nursing Assistant Programs in California: A Survey of Community Colleges

Community colleges in California play an important role in providing accessible degree and non-degree education and training programs for a range of nursing and allied health professions. Certified...

Author(s): Angela Marks, Susan A. Chapman
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: Dec. 17, 2014

Using Employer Surveys to Assess Health Workforce Demand. Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center Webinar

Effective health workforce planning requires a basic understanding about the supply and demand for health workers. This webinar presents strategies used in three states—Florida, New York, and...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Mary Lou Brunell, Robert Martiniano
Date: Dec. 16, 2014

Reflections and Responses: Six Models for Understanding How Families Experience the System of Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs

During the spring and summer of 2013, some 61 stakeholders—including 52 parents of children with special heath care needs and nine providers and policymakers—were systematically interviewed for their...

Author(s): Dana Hughes
Date: Nov. 13, 2014

Training Pharmacy Leaders: How Educators Can Help Develop Agents of Change

The forces at play in today's health care environment are unprecedented. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), with its yet-to-be-defined impact on care deliver, the recent passage of California Senate Bill...

Author(s): Kevin Rodondi, Sunita Mutha, Robin L. Corelli
Date: Nov. 10, 2014