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Registered Nurse Pre-Licensure Education in California

Registered nurse pre-licensure education in California.

Author(s): Jean Ann Seago, Joanne Spetz
Date: May 2002

Trends, Issues, and Projections of Supply and Demand for Nursing Aides and Home Health Care Aides: California Fieldwork

Long-term care is a looming crisis in California. One of the things needed to address this crisis is better workforce supply and demand data. The purpose of this fieldwork project is to assess...

Author(s): Patricia Franks, Susan A. Chapman, Monique Nowicki, Arnab Mukherjea
Date: Mar 2002

The Value of Additional Education in a Licensed Profession: The Choice of Associate or Baccalaureate Degrees in Nursing

This paper assesses the relative value to employers and Registered Nurses (RNs) of different types of basic education in nursing: the associate degree; the baccalaureate degree; and the nursing...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Feb 2002

Measuring Shortages of Hospital Nurses: How Do You Know a Hospital With a Nursing Shortage When You See One?

Lack of clarity in definitions of shortages of hospital registered nurses may cause problems for effective policy making, particularly if different measures for identifying a nurse shortage lead to...

Author(s): Kevin Grumbach, Michael Ash, Jean Ann Seago, Joanne Spetz, Janet M. Coffman
Date: Dec. 01, 2001

Hospital Registered Nurse Shortages: Environmental, Patient, and Institutional Predictors

The objective of the study was to examine the characteristics of acute-care hospitals that report registered nurse shortages when a widespread shortage exists and when a widespread shortage is no...

Author(s): Jean Ann Seago, Michael Ash, Joanne Spetz, Janet M. Coffman, Kevin Grumbach
Source: PubMed
Date: Oct. 01, 2001

Profiling the Professions: A Model for Evaluating Emerging Health Professions

The integration of allopathic and non-allopathic health care systems, disciplines and modalities is fast becoming a part of the mainstream health care delivery system in the United States. This...

Author(s): Catherine Dower, Ed O'Neil, Holly Hough
Date: Sep 2001

Profile of a Profession: Naturopathic Practice

The integration of allopathic and non-allopathic health care systems, disciplines and modalities is fast becoming a part of the mainstream health care delivery system in the United States. This...

Author(s): Holly Hough, Catherine Dower, Ed O'Neil
Date: Sep 2001

Identifying Communities with Low Dentist Supply in California

OBJECTIVES: This study estimates the supply and geographic distribution of dentists in California and examines the community characteristics associated with supply of dentists. METHODS: The number of...

Author(s): Elizabeth Mertz, Kevin Grumbach
Date: Jun. 01, 2001

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Nursing

The racial and ethnic composition of the registered nurse (RN) workforce in California is not at parity with the composition of the population. We find that the underrepresentation of African...

Author(s): Janet M. Coffman, Emily Rosenoff, Kevin Grumbach
Date: May 2001

What Should We Expect from California’s Minimum Nurse Staffing Legislation?

In 1999, California passed the first legislation in the United States to establish minimum staffing levels in hospitals for registered nurses (RNs) and licensed vocational nurses. The author provides...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Mar. 01, 2001