Research Findings

View publications, including policy briefs, working papers, and journal articles, on Workforce:


View one-page summary Recaps of key findings from the Rural Health Research Centers on Workforce:

  • Rural Nursing Workforce
    Date: 12/2021
    Urban nurses, on average, earn nearly $4,500 more per year than rural nurses. This Recap on the rural nursing workforce explores RN-to-BSN education programs, nurse practitioners as primary care providers, job preparedness and satisfaction, and rural challenges.
  • Rural Obstetric Services: Access, Workforce, and Impact
    Date: 04/2019
    This resource presents current hospital-based obstetric closure rates and characteristics of rural communities without and losing obstetric services, as well as the impact of limited access on maternal and child health.


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Projects on this Topic

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