Registered Nurses

 A male registered nurse in scrubs walking down a room in a hospital.

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

California Board of Registered Nursing 2016 Survey of Registered Nurses

The 2016 Survey of California Registered Nurses is the tenth in a series of surveys designed to describe the population of registered nurses (RNs...

California's Primary Care Workforce: Forecasted Supply, Demand, and Pipeline of Trainees, 2016-2030

This second report in a series of three Healthforce Center reports on primary care in California, unveils projections of a statewide primary care...

The Male-female Earnings Gap for Nurses in Germany: A Pooled Cross-sectional Study of the Years 2006 and 2012

The aim of this study is to examine male-female earnings of nurses in Germany.

Survey of Nurse Employers in California, Fall 2016

This report summarizes the findings from a survey of general acute care hospital employers of registered nurses (RNs) in California conducted in...

Dementia-Capable Care Coordination

This study describes the program requirements, workforce competencies, and barriers for dementia capable care coordination within health plans...