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California Board of Registered Nursing 2011-2012 Annual School Report: Data Summary and Historical Trend Analysis

Development of the 2011-2012 Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) School Survey was the work of the Board's Education Issues Workgroup, which consists of nursing education stakeholders from across...

Author(s): Renae Waneka, Tim Bates, Joanne Spetz
Date: Feb. 12, 2013

The Research and Policy Importance of Nursing Sample Surveys and Minimum Data Sets

This article reviews the information gathered by the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN) and other sources of data on the registered nurse (RN) workforce. It examines how the data...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Feb. 01, 2013

Projections of the Long-Term Growth of the Registered Nurse Workforce: a Regional Analysis

Providing regional projections of the RN workforce will allow underlying differences in the age structure of the RN workforce to become more visible. By providing regional-level projections, it will...

Author(s): Peter Buerhaus, David Auerbach, Douglas Staiger, Ulrike Muench
Date: Jan. 01, 2013

Leadership Development: A Critical Need in the Dental Safety Net

This research brief presents a qualitative assessment of the leadership training needs of dental directors from community health centers in California. This brief explores dental directors’ roles and...

Author(s): Angela Marks, Elizabeth Mertz
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: Dec. 17, 2012

The Impact of the Elimination of Adult Dental Benefits from Denti-Cal on the California Dental Safety Net

This research brief presents a qualitative assessment of the impacts of the elimination of dental benefits for Medicaid-eligible adults in California on the oral health safety-net workforce. To...

Author(s): Elizabeth Mertz, Sonia Rab Alam, Cynthia Wides
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: Nov. 21, 2012

Are Staffing Changes in California’s Hospitals Sensitive to Individual Hospital Characteristics?

Although differences in nurse staffing have been associated with individual hospital characteristics in the literature, there have been no studies on how these factors may influence nurse staffing...

Author(s): Teresa Serratt, Joanne Spetz, Charlene Harrington
Date: Nov. 11, 2012

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on New Jobs

This report explores entry-level and low-skill job opportunities that will expand due to ACA implementation. The analyses draw from estimates of future health worker demand published by the U.S....

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Bianca K. Frogner, Laurel Lucia, Ken Jacobs
Date: Oct. 19, 2012

Round Two, Jobs Idea #9 New Jobs from the Affordable Care Act

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act will stimulate demand for workers in health care services, an industry in which job growth is already strong. Preparing future entry-level employees to join...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Bianca K. Frogner, Laurel Lucia, Ken Jacobs
Date: Oct. 19, 2012

Use of Electronic Health Records by Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives

To encourage the use of EHRs, the federal government created an incentive program for providers who demonstrate meaningful use of EHR technology. In 2011, faculty at the University of California, San...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Dennis Keane, Janet M. Coffman, Lela Chu 
Date: Oct. 06, 2012

Bringing Equity Into Quality Improvement

A decade after the Institute of Medicine focused national attention on quality in health care, robust resources and strategies exist to help organizations strive toward five domains of quality: safe...

Author(s): Sunita Mutha, Angela Marks, Ignatius Bau, Marsha Regenstein
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: Sep. 25, 2012