Registered Nurses

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Healthforce Center is a leading source of research insights into the nursing workforce. For more than two decades we have conducted studies and surveys of the nursing workforce, including supply and demand, training requirements, nurse specialties and scope of practice regulations. 

Surveys and Demographic Data in Nursing

Healthforce Center researchers have conducted numerous surveys and studies of advanced practice registered nurses, including nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists and nurse anesthetists. This research has examined:

  • The impact of state scope-of-practice regulations on the savings achieved by retail clinics, the availability of nurse practitioners to care for vulnerable populations
  • Nurse practitioner and nurse midwife use of health information technology
  • The factors that affect rural nurse practitioners including job satisfaction and intention to remain in rural areas

Why is nursing leadership important? As the health care system continues to undergo rapid change, the nature of nurses’ roles are changing as well.

Publications

Medical Care Delivery in US Nursing Homes: Current and Future Practice

The delivery of medical care services in US nursing homes (NH) is dependent on a workforce comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners (NP), and...

Nurse Practitioner Role and Practice Environment in Primary and in Nonprimary Care in California

The nurse practitioner (NP) role has evolved substantially from its origins in primary care, with NPs increasingly being employed in the medical...

Nurse Staffing and Coronavirus Infections in California Nursing Homes

In the US, nursing home residents and staff have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Measurement of Nonbillable Service Value Activities by Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistants, and Clinical Nurse Specialists in Ambulatory Specialty Care

Revenue-generating health care activities, generally accepted as a measure of productivity, do not account for the full range of health care...

Scope-of-Practice for Nurse Practitioners and Adherence to Medications for Chronic Illness in Primary Care

Nonadherence to medications is costly and improving adherence is difficult, requiring multifactorial solutions, including policy solutions. The...