The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on California’s Registered Nurse Workforce: Preliminary Data

TitleThe Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on California’s Registered Nurse Workforce: Preliminary Data
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsSpetz, J, Chu, L, Blash, L
Date Published08/2021
InstitutionUCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care
CitySan Francisco, CA
KeywordsCOVID-19, nurse shortage, registered nurses
Abstract

Background:
During the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous concerns about the nursing workforce have been reported. This study used data from two surveys conducted in California to assess the current and future supply and demand of RNs and to learn how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting this essential workforce.