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The Mental Health Workforce in California: Trends in Employment, Education, and Diversity

An influx of new students in the mental health professions will be needed in order to serve a growing number of Californians. Beyond addressing a shortage of mental health providers, a more diverse...

Author(s): Vincent Lok, Susan A. Chapman
Date: Mar 2009

California’s Minimum-Nurse-Staffing Legislation and Nurses’ Wages

 In 2004, California became the first state to implement minimum-nurse-staffing ratios in acute care hospitals. We examined the wages of registered nurses (RNs) before and after the legislation was...

Author(s): Barbara Mark, David W. Harless, Joanne Spetz
Date: Feb. 10, 2009

2007-2008 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: Feb. 01, 2009

Assessing the Impact of California’s Nurse Staffing Ratios on Hospitals and Patient Care

In 2004, California began requiring that acute-care hospitals maintain certain minimum ratios between nurses and patients, making it the first state in the nation to do so. However, little is known...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Susan A. Chapman, Carolina Herrera, Jennifer Kaiser, Jean Ann Seago, Catherine Dower
Date: Feb. 01, 2009

The Effects of Information Technology on Nurses and Patients in the VHA (Stanford, CA)

This presentation takes a closer look at the impact of the CPRS and BCMA implementation in the VA on nurses and care quality, as this qualitative and quantitative study finds that overall quality...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Ciaran Phibbs, James Burgess
Date: Feb. 01, 2009

Correlates of Intent to Leave Job and Profession for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

Purpose–A very limited number of studies have explored factors related to emergency medical services (EMS) workers leaving their jobs and the profession. This paper aims to investigate the correlates...

Author(s): Susan A. Chapman, Gary Blau, Robert Pred, Andrea Lopez
Date: Jan 2009

A Pharmacy Leadership Action Study

OBJECTIVES: To report on the creation of a leadership development program targeted exclusively at pharmacists working in management in the professional community. SETTING: Large staff-model health...

Author(s): Clifton Louie, Elizabeth Mertz, Brett Penfil, Ed O'Neil
Date: Jan 2009

The Movement of Registered Nurses into and out of California

The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) is interested in knowing more about the movement of nurses into and out of California and commissioned the University of California, San Francisco (...

Author(s): Melanie Chan, Renae Waneka, Joanne Spetz
Date: Nov. 14, 2008

California Dental Hygiene Labor Market Report

This report provides an overview of the dental hygiene workforce labor market in California.

Author(s): Elizabeth Mertz, Tim Bates
Date: Nov 2008

Registered Dental Hygienists in California: Regional Labor Market Chart Book

Registered dental hygienists (RDHs) focus on providing critical preventive and therapeutic dental hygiene services for the population of California. The labor market for dental hygienists is...

Author(s): Elizabeth Mertz, Tim Bates
Date: Nov. 01, 2008