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Directory of Nursing Schools and Programs

Web directory of US nursing schools and programs (7,700+ programs, from 2,300+ schools).

Date: Jun. 10, 2010

Medical Assistants in Community Clinics: Perspectives on Innovation in Role Development

There has been growing interest in expansion of the role of medical assistants (MAs) in community clinics, where their utilization has increased in recent years. Ten clinics identified as using MAs...

Author(s): Susan A. Chapman, Melanie Chan, Tim Bates
Date: Jun 2010

Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Staffing Patterns in California's Licensed Community Clinics: 2005 - 2008

Physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) play a critical role in the delivery of primary care in California’s licensed community clinics. Between 2005 and 2008, however, clinics...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Susan A. Chapman
Date: Jun 2010

Improving Oral Health Care Systems through Workforce Innovations

The objective of this paper is to describe the purpose, rationale and key elements of the special issue, Improving Oral Healthcare Delivery Systems through Workforce Innovations. The purpose of the...

Author(s): Elizabeth Mertz, Len Finocchio
Date: Jun. 01, 2010

A Review of California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Health Workforce Pilot Projects Program 1973-2007

California’s Health Workforce Pilot Projects (HWPP) program was established in 1972 and is administered by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. The HWPP program offers an...

Author(s): Cynthia Wides, Catherine Dower
Date: May 2010

Implications of the California Nurse Staffing Mandate for Other States

Objectives To determine whether nurse staffing in California hospitals, where state-mandated minimum nurse-to-patient ratios are in effect, differs from two states without legislation and whether...

Author(s): Linda Aiken, Douglas Sloane, Jeannie Cimiotti, Sean Clarke, Linda Flynn, Jean Ann Seago, Joanne Spetz, Herbert Smith
Date: May. 01, 2010

Payment Regulations for Advanced Practice Nurses: Implications for Primary Care

The shortage of primary care providers (PCPs) in the United States may be worsened with health reform if more individuals receive health insurance coverage. Previous research suggests that Advanced...

Author(s): Susan A. Chapman, Cynthia Wides, Joanne Spetz
Date: May. 01, 2010

2008-2009 Annual School Report: Data Summary and Historical Trend Analysis

Each year, the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) requires all pre-licensure registered nursing programs in California to complete a survey detailing statistics of their programs, students...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Renae Waneka
Date: Mar. 24, 2010

Recent Findings about California’s RN Workforce

The 2008 Survey of Registered Nurses gathered data on the licensed nursing workforce in California, including race/ethnicity, education, hours worked, and job satisfaction. This presentation shares...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Feb. 10, 2010

Staffing Patterns in California’s Licensed Community Clinics: Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, and Medical Assistants

This issue brief describes utilization of Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN), and medical assistants (MA) over the period 2005-2008. We found that the proportion of clinic sites...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Susan A. Chapman
Date: Feb 2010