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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.

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Presenters: Arati Dahal | Susan Skillman | Davis Patterson | Bianca Frogner

Topics: Allied Health, Nursing, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

June 23, 2020
This report explores what the ACS can tell us about commuting patterns among selected allied health occupations and registered nurses as well as how these patterns may inform discussions of health workforce supply.
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Authors: Angela Beck | Cory Page | Jessica Buche | Maria Gaiser

Topics: Behavioral Health, Nursing, Staffing

January 22, 2020
This article examines the size and distribution of the advanced practice psychiatric nurse workforce relative to the total psychiatry workforce to determine whether nurses are predominantly working in areas with higher or lower levels of behavioral health specialists.
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Authors: Jeongyoung Park | Xinxin Han | Patricia Pittman

Topics: Community Health Centers, Nursing, Scope of Practice (SOP)

August 16, 2019
This article examines the impact of expanded state scope of practice for nurse practitioners and physician assistants on primary care utilization in community health centers.
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Authors: Rebecca Haffajee | Barbara Andraka-Christou | Dana Foney | Angela Beck | Cory Page | Jessica Buche

Topics: Behavioral Health, Nursing, Staffing

October 1, 2018
This report helps to understand how the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) has affected nurse practitioners and physician assistants, their perspectives on providing medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and their barriers to providing MAT.
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Authors: Cheryl Jones | Mark Toles | George Knafl | Anna Song Beeber

Topics: Education and Training, Nursing, Workforce Demand

January 1, 2018
This research brief examines the career trajectories of licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in North Carolina to describe predictors of their transitions to the registered nurses role.
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Authors: Cheryl Jones | Mark Toles | Anna Song Beeber | Meriel McCollum | Madeline Neal

Topics: Education and Training, Nursing, Staffing

October 2, 2017
This policy brief presents evidence needed to aid policymakers in developing and targeting incentives that support licensed practical nurse to registered nurse (LPN-to-RN) transitions.
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Authors: Suhui Li | Patricia Pittman | Xinxin Han | Timothy Lowe

Topics: Nursing, Staffing

January 27, 2017
This article examines the nurse-related clinical non-licensed personnel (CNLP) staffing in US hospitals between 2010 and 2014, in terms of their job categories, staffing trends, and relationship with registered nurse (RN) and licensed practical nurse (LPN) staffing.
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Authors: Anna Song Beeber | Cheryl Jones | Carrie Palmer | Julee Waldrop | Mary Lynn

Topics: Nursing, Workforce Supply

September 1, 2016
This policy brief investigates in which non-academic settings nurses with Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees are employed, and identifies the terms of their employment and what types of roles DNPs fulfill within those organizations.
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Authors: Janet Coffman | Krista Chan | Timothy Bates

Topics: Education and Training, Nursing

July 1, 2015
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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Authors: Perri Morgan | Anna Johnson | Erin Fraher

Topics: Nursing, Workforce Supply

March 2, 2015
This report discusses changes in nurse practitioner (NP) and physician assistant (PA) specialty distribution in North Carolina between 1997 and 2013. Results show that both professions more than tripled in size, growing much faster than either the state’s population or the number of practicing physicians.
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