Effect of Prior Health-Related Employment on the Registered Nurse Workforce Supply

Byung Kwang Yoo, Tzu chun Lin, Minchul Kim, Tomoko Sasaki, Joanne Spetz

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Abstract

Registered nurses (RN) who held prior health-related employment in occupations other than licensed practical or vocational nursing (LPN/LVN) are reported to have increased rapidly in the past decades. Researchers examined whether prior health-related employment affects RN workforce supply. A cross-sectional bivariate probit model using the 2008 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses was esti- mated. Prior health-related employment in relatively lower-wage occupations, such as allied health, clerk, or nursing aide, was positively associated with working s an RN. ~>Prior health-related employ- ment in relatively higher-wage categories, such as a health care manager or LPN/LVN, was positively associated with working full-time as an RN. Policy implications are to promote an expanded career ladder program and a nursing school admission policy that targets non-RN health care workers with an interest in becoming RNs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-34
Number of pages10
JournalNursing economic$
Volume34
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Yoo, B. K., Lin, T. C., Kim, M., Sasaki, T., & Spetz, J. (2016). Effect of Prior Health-Related Employment on the Registered Nurse Workforce Supply. Nursing economic$, 34(1), 25-34.