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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

Survey of Nurse Employers in California - Second Quarter, 2011

This report summarizes the findings of a survey conducted in spring 2011 of general acute care hospital employers of registered nurses (RNs) in California to evaluate the overall demand for RNs in...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Dennis Keane, Joanne Spetz
Date: Sep. 09, 2011

Survey of Nurse Employers in California, Fall 2011

This report summarizes the findings of a survey conducted in fall 2011 of general acute care hospital employers of registered nurses (RNs) in California. This survey is the second of three annual...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Dennis Keane, Joanne Spetz
Date: Sep. 06, 2011

Southcentral Foundation—Nuka Model of Care Provides Career Growth for Frontline Staff

Southcentral Foundation (SCF) assumed management of a primary care system with low patient satisfaction and high staff turnover. This led SCF to create extensive employee development programs and to...

Author(s): Lisel Blash, Catherine Dower, Susan A. Chapman
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: Sep. 01, 2011