The nursing profession contains multiple types of nurses, (eg, Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners) each of which have different educational requirements. Nurses work both on their own and with other healthcare professionals to deliver quality healthcare services. Nursing is the largest licensed health care profession in the US.

Authors: Susan Skillman | Hannah Johnson | Bianca Frogner

Topics: Education and Training, Nursing

August 31, 2022
This article examines prior health care employment and financial assistance factors associated with completion of pre-licensure RN education programs, by initial entry degree (associate degree or bachelor of science in nursing) and across racial and ethnic groups.
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The Impact of COVID-19 on Registered Nurse Education Programs in New York and Utah

Authors: David Armstrong | Clark Ruttinger, MPA, MBA | Maa'isa Cleaves

Topics: COVID-19, Education and Training, Nursing

August 9, 2022
This report assesses the impact of COVID-19 on registered nursing education programs in New York and Utah, helping stakeholders better understand pandemic-related challenges faced by RN education programs and the strategies used to address them.
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Authors: Hilary Barnes | Lorraine Anglin | Mara Sanchez | Heather Batchelder | Christine Everett | Perri Morgan

Topics: Education and Training, Nursing, Staffing

February 15, 2022
This policy brief examines which components of nurse practitioner (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) onboarding programs are successful and why, highlighting 6 structural components and 2 psychosocial components that employers and managers could incorporate into their onboarding programs.
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Authors: Stephen McCall | Kezia Scales | Joanne Spetz

Topics: COVID-19, Nursing, Staffing, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

October 20, 2021
This report explores how direct care workers and workers from similar entry-level occupations became unemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic; to what extent the skills of displaced workers align with those of direct care occupations; and how many displaced workers re-entered the workforce (including into direct care jobs) within the following year.
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October 5, 2021
This webinar examines employment trends throughout the US health care delivery system, as well as employment and earnings trends of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nursing assistants.
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