In the spring of 2013, The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action hosted a national summit in Washington, D.C.
New Study Shows Fewer Deaths in Hospitals That Have Higher Percentages of Nurses with Baccalaureate Degrees
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Research Initiative Provides Roadmap for Improving Patient Care
Seven-Year Initiative Built Research Science, Provided Definitive Evidence of Nursing’s Contributions to Improving Care, Identified New Areas for Research, and Challenges
A new study reveals that the health of critically ill newborns is endangered by insufficient nurse staffing.
Research brief to synthesize the evidence examining nursing’s contribution to care coordination and transitional care.
The California HealthCare Foundation website features a series of Quick Reference Guides from the CHCF California Health Care Almanac examining specific segments of the state's health care workforce including physician assistants, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, health diagnostic and treatment therapists.
The Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers presents National Nursing Workforce Minimum Datasets in the areas of nursing supply, nursing demand, and nursing education programs. These documents are intended to establish standardized data to be collected by each state as part of a larger effort to effectively quantify and address the country’s critical nursing shortage - which is expected to grow to between 340,000 and 1,000,000 Registered Nurse full-time equivalent vacancies by 2020.
In this figure, counties are categorized according to the type of provider that constitutes a majority of primary care providers, if any. Though most counties are still served primarily by physicians, there are many areas for which NPs or PAs comprise more than half of the workforce or for which no single provider type dominates.
This figure maps the estimated number of licensed physician assistants per primary care MD in each U.S. county in 2009. It depicts the substantial variation in the concentration of PAs both across and within states.
Research brief documents and dissects the challenges associated with predicting supply and demand for nurses and other health professionals.