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2010 Survey of Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives

This survey of nurse practitioners and nurse midwives in California provided information about education, employment, demographics, and the practice of these important advanced practice nurses.

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Dennis Keane, Carolina Herrera, Lela Chu, Jessica Lin
Date: Dec. 06, 2011

2010 Survey of Clinical Nurse Specialists

This survey of clinical nurse specialists in California provided information about education, employment, demographics, and the practice of these important advanced practice nurses.

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Dennis Keane, Carolina Herrera, Lela Chu, Jessica Lin
Date: Dec 2011

Registered Dental Hygienists in Alternative Practice In California, 2009 Descriptive Report

New workforce models in dentistry are being explored as potential solutions to improving the dental care delivery system for underserved populations.  In 1998, California officially recognized a new...

Author(s): Cynthia Wides, Tim Bates, Elizabeth Mertz
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: Dec. 01, 2011

Forecasts of the Registered Nurse Workforce in California

This report presents supply and demand forecasts for the Registered Nurse (RN) workforce in California from 2011 through 2030. These new forecasts are based on data from the 2010 California Board of...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Nov. 10, 2011

California’s Health Care Workforce: Readiness for the ACA Era

This comprehensive report, sponsored by the California Wellness Foundation, explores the current and future capacity of California’s health care workforce to meet the expected increase in demand...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Lisel Blash, Susan Chapman, Catherine Dower, Ed O'Neil
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: Nov. 09, 2011

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Date: Nov. 07, 2011

Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants Providing Primary Care in California Community Clinics

As reported earlier, nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) play a critical role in the delivery of primary care in California, providing the majority of primary care services in...

Author(s): Catherine Dower, Susan A. Chapman, Joanna Patton, Allan Dumlao
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: Oct. 13, 2011

Advancing Oral Health in America

Institute of Medicine Report to the US Department of Health and Human Services about the state of oral health in America.

Author(s): Institute of Medicine, Elizabeth Mertz
Date: 2011

The Importance of Good Data: How the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses Has Been Used to Improve Knowledge and Policy

In 1977, the federal government launched the nation’s largest and most significant program to collect data on the registered nurse (RN) workforce of the United States—the National Sample Survey of...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Oct. 06, 2011

Unemployed and Underemployed Nurses

Efforts to expand access to nursing care and remedy the global nursing shortages are hampered when nurses are unemployed or underemployed. This monograph seeks to fill the gap in understanding on...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Oct. 06, 2011