Jean Ann Seago, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor Emerita


  • Nursing, Practical
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital
  • Education, Nursing, Associate
  • Students, Nursing
  • Personnel Staffing and Scheduling


Ash M, Seago JA, Spetz J. What do health care unions do?: A response to Manthous. Med Care. 2014 May; 52(5):393-7. Tellez M, Seago JA. California nurse staffing law and RN workforce changes. Nurs Econ. 2013 Jan-Feb; 31(1):18-26. Crawford CL, Omery A, Seago JA. The challenges of nurse-physician communication: a review of the evidence. J Nurs Adm. 2012 Dec; 42(12):548-50. Seago JA, Keane D, Chen E, Spetz J, Grumbach K. Predictors of students' success in community college nursing programs. J Nurs Educ. 2012 Sep; 51(9):489-95. Seago JA, Davidson S, Waldo D. Oregon nurse staffing law: is it working? J Nurs Adm. 2012 Mar; 42(3):134-7. Seago JA, Spetz J, Ash M, Herrera CN, Keane D. Hospital RN job satisfaction and nurse unions. J Nurs Adm. 2011 Mar; 41(3):109-14. Aiken LH, Sloane DM, Cimiotti JP, Clarke SP, Flynn L, Seago JA, Spetz J, Smith HL. Implications of the California nurse staffing mandate for other states. Health Serv Res. 2010 Aug; 45(4):904-21. Tellez M, Spetz J, Seago JA, Harrington CM, Kitchener M. Do wages matter?: a backward bend in the 2004 California RN labor supply. Policy Polit Nurs Pract. 2009 Aug; 10(3):195-203. Chapman SA, Spetz J, Seago JA, Kaiser J, Dower C, Herrera C. How have mandated nurse staffing ratios affected hospitals? Perspectives from California hospital leaders. J Healthc Manag. 2009 Sep-Oct; 54(5):321-33; discussion 334-5. Seago JA. Unit characteristics and patient satisfaction: a multilevel model. Policy Polit Nurs Pract. 2008 Nov; 9(4):230-40. Wong ST, Seago JA, Keane D, Grumbach K. College students' perceptions of their experiences: what do minority students think? J Nurs Educ. 2008 Apr; 47(4):190-5. Seago JA, Wong ST, Keane D, Grumbach K. Measuring attributes of success of college students in nursing programs: a psychometric analysis. J Nurs Meas. 2008; 16(3):184-200. Seago JA, Spetz J. Minority nurses' experiences on the job. J Cult Divers. 2008; 15(1):16-23. Spetz J, Dyer WT, Chapman S, Seago JA. Hospital demand for licensed practical nurses. West J Nurs Res. 2006 Oct; 28(6):726-39. Seago JA, Spetz J, Chapman S, Dyer W. Can the use of LPNs alleviate the nursing shortage? Yes, the authors say, but the issues--involving recruitment, education, and scope of practice--are complex. Am J Nurs. 2006 Jul; 106(7):40-9; quiz 50. Seago JA, Spetz J, Keane D, Grumbach K. College students' perceptions of nursing: a GEE approach. Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont). 2006 May; 19(2):56-74. Seago JA, Spetz J, Alvarado A, Keane D, Grumbach K. The nursing shortage: is it really about image? J Healthc Manag. 2006 Mar-Apr; 51(2):96-108; discussion 109-10. Seago JA, Williamson A, Atwood C. Longitudinal analyses of nurse staffing and patient outcomes: more about failure to rescue. J Nurs Adm. 2006 Jan; 36(1):13-21. Seago JA, Spetz J. California's minority majority and the White face of nursing. J Nurs Educ. 2005 Dec; 44(12):555-62. Seago JA, Spetz J, Mitchell S. Nurse staffing and hospital ownership in California. J Nurs Adm. 2004 May; 34(5):228-37. Seago JA, Spetz J, Chapman S, Dyer W, Grumbach K. NAPNES board of directors position paper regarding supply, demand, and use of licensed practical nurses. J Pract Nurs. 2004; 54(2):4. Seago JA, Barr SJ. New graduates in critical care. The success of one hospital. J Nurses Staff Dev. 2003 Nov-Dec; 19(6):297-304. Seago JA, Spetz J, Coffman J, Rosenoff E, O'Neil E. Minimum staffing ratios: the California workforce initiative survey. Nurs Econ. 2003 Mar-Apr; 21(2):65-70. O'Neil E, Seago JA. Meeting the challenge of nursing and the nation's health. JAMA. 2002 Oct 23-30; 288(16):2040-1. Coffman JM, Seago JA, Spetz J. Minimum nurse-to-patient ratios in acute care hospitals in California. Health Aff (Millwood). 2002 Sep-Oct; 21(5):53-64. Seago JA, Spetz J. Registered nurse pre-licensure education in California. Nurs Econ. 2002 May-Jun; 20(3):113-7, 125. Seago JA. A comparison of two patient classification instruments in an acute care hospital. J Nurs Adm. 2002 May; 32(5):243-9. Seago JA, Ash M. Registered nurse unions and patient outcomes. J Nurs Adm. 2002 Mar; 32(3):143-51. Seago JA. The California experiment: alternatives for minimum nurse-to-patient ratios. J Nurs Adm. 2002 Jan; 32(1):48-58. Grumbach K, Ash M, Seago JA, Spetz J, Coffman J. Measuring shortages of hospital nurses: how do you know a hospital with a nursing shortage when you see one? Med Care Res Rev. 2001 Dec; 58(4):387-403. Seago JA, Ash M, Spetz J, Coffman J, Grumbach K. Hospital registered nurse shortages: environmental, patient, and institutional predictors. Health Serv Res. 2001 Oct; 36(5):831-52. Christensen MA, Janson S, Seago JA. Alcohol, head injury, and pulmonary complications. J Neurosci Nurs. 2001 Aug; 33(4):184-9. Mitchell S, Spetz J, Seago JA. Errors in data on hospital ownership. Inquiry. 2001-2002 Winter; 38(4):432-9. Spetz J, Mitchell S, Seago JA. The growth of multihospital firms in California. Health Aff (Millwood). 2000 Nov-Dec; 19(6):224-30. Seago JA. Registered nurses, unlicensed assistive personnel, and organizational culture in hospitals. J Nurs Adm. 2000 May; 30(5):278-86. Seago JA. Evaluation of a hospital work redesign: patient-focused care. J Nurs Adm. 1999 Nov; 29(11):31-8. Seago JA, Weitz S, Walczak S. Factors influencing stay in the postanesthesia care unit: a prospective analysis. J Clin Anesth. 1998 Nov; 10(7):579-87. Seago JA. Five pitfalls of work redesign in acute care. Nurs Manage. 1997 Oct; 28(10):49-50. Seago JA, Faucett J. Job strain among registered nurses and other hospital workers. J Nurs Adm. 1997 May; 27(5):19-25. Seago JA. Organizational culture in hospitals: issues in measurement. J Nurs Meas. 1997; 5(2):165-78. Seago JA. Culture of troubled work groups. J Nurs Adm. 1996 Sep; 26(9):41-6. Seago JA. Work group culture, stress, and hostility. Correlations with organizational outcomes. J Nurs Adm. 1996 Jun; 26(6):39-47.