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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

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