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Upcoming Webinar to Examine Nursing Labor Market

Reports continue regarding registered nurses (RNs) who are unable to find work and of new RN graduates leaving the state for greener pastures. At the same time, some hospitals report challenges in recruiting nurses in specialty fields, and many leaders and analysts are concerned the nursing shortage might re-emerge. What is happening now? Will health care providers be able to hire all the RNs needed now and in the long term?

The Center for the Health Professions and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco invite you to participate in a webinar titled The Nursing Labor Market in California: Still in Surplus? Webinar speakers will include Center Faculty Researcher and Professor Joanne Spetz, along with Teri Hollingsworth of the Hospital Association of Southern California and Judee Berg of the California Institute for Nursing and Health Care. The webinar will be offered twice: May 20 from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (PT), and May 22 from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (PT). 

To register, visit After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar. The webinar will be recorded for those unable to attend. For more information, contact Joanne Spetz at