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Trends in Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse Education and Licensure

Date: 07/01/2015Research Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term CareTopics: Nursing, Training

This report updates previous studies of the licensed practical nurse (LPN) workforce by presenting the latest national data available on LPN employment patterns with emphasis on employment in long-term care. The report also describes trends in the demographic characteristics and educational attainment of LPNs.

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Future Demand for Long-Term Care Workers Will Be Influenced By Demographic and Utilization Changes

Date: 06/01/2015Research Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term CareTopics: Staffing, Demand, Long-Term Care

In this study, researchers used national surveys to analyze current use of long-term care and the current long-term care workforce, and projected demand for long-term care services and workers through 2030.

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Adoption of Oral Health Curriculum by Physician Assistant Education Programs in 2014

Date: 06/01/2015Authors: Margaret Langelier, Anita Glicken, Simona SurduResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Dentistry, Oral Health

The purpose of this study was to describe inclusion of oral health education in physician assistant (PA) programs and to evaluate the content and implementation of the instruction.


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Community Health Centers Use Diverse Staffing and Can Provide Lessons for Other Medical Practices

Date: 01/01/2015Research Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Community Health Center, Staffing, Productivity

This study examines medical staffing patterns, the contributions of different staff to productivity, and the factors associated with staffing at community health centers across the country.

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Entry and Exit of Workers in Long-Term Care

Date: 01/01/2015Research Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term CareTopics: Long-Term Care

This study examines the demographics, socioeconomic status, and job mobility of workers by long-term care (LTC) sector and occupation. The goal of the study is to identify the characteristics associated with job mobility and turnover of LTC workers, and the pathways to LTC jobs these workers utilize.

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