Surveys and Studies of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

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 characteristics of California’s nurse practitioner and certified nurse-midwife workforce
  • The impact of state scope-of-practice regulations on the cost 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

The Association of Nurse Practitioner Scope-of-Practice Laws With Emergency Department Use (2019)

Survey of Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse-Midwives (2018)

Full Scope-of-Practice Regulation is Associated With Higher Supply of Nurse Practitioners in Rural and Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Counties (2018)

Employer Demand for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners to Care for Older People and People with Disabilities (2017)

California's Primary Care Workforce: Forecasted Supply, Demand, and Pipeline of Trainees, 2016-2030 (2017)

How Could Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants Be Deployed to Provide Rural Primary Care? (2016)

Does Independent Scope of Practice Affect Prescribing Outcomes, Healthcare Costs, and Utilization?

Nurse Practitioner Autonomy and Satisfaction in Rural Settings (2016)

Doctor of Nursing Practice by 2015: An Examination of Nursing Schools' Decisions to Offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree (2015)

Impact of State Scope of Practice Laws and Other Factors on the Practice and Supply of Primary Care Nurse Practitioners (2015)

Electronic Health Record Availability Among Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physicians (2015)

Impact of State Nurse Practitioner Scope-of-Practice Regulation on Healthcare Delivery: Systematic Review (2015)

How Many Nurse Practitioners Provide Primary Care? It Depends On How You Count Them (2015)

Scope-of-Practice Laws for Nurse Practitioners Limit Cost Savings that can be Achieved in Retail Clinics (2013)

Use of Electronic Health Records by Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives (2012)

2010 Survey of Clinical Nurse Specialists (2011)

2010 Survey of Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives (2011)

For more information, please contact Joanne Spetz.