• Garrett Chan, Special to CalMatters

A solution that would add to the ranks of California’s health care workforce



The devastating impact of COVID-19 on California’s health care workers has been widely reported. But not only has the pandemic strained the existing health care workforce, it also has interrupted the progress of students who are working to enter the profession and who could provide desperately needed help.


Fortunately, with a modest change in regulation, these students can become graduates and join health care workers in administering the COVID-19 vaccine and caring for patients across all practice settings.


Our current crisis has put the spotlight on a workforce preparation problem that was hiding in plain sight: an outdated regulation that limits simulation in clinical education, despite rigorous research supporting its efficacy...


Read the full article here.




Garrett Chan is the president and CEO of HealthImpact, a nonprofit California nursing workforce and policy center, garrett@healthimpact.org.


HealthImpact is a coalition partner with ANA\California.

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