In the face of a severe primary care workforce shortage, California’s 430,000 registered nurses are uniquely positioned to help meet the growing demand for lower-cost and more effective primary care. Based on findings from a survey and focus groups of educators, nurses, and employers, this report offers educational institutions evidenced-based recommendations to prepare RNs for the primary care of the future, with a particular focus on addressing the social determinants of health and caring for patients as part of interprofessional teams. It also includes recommendations for how primary care organizations can start to integrate and expand the role of nurses in their current practice.
Read the full report here.
The supporting documents can be found here.