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Care home nursing shortage: One way to move forward

A new report this summer by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is suggesting that supporting senior care workers to become nursing assistants could tackle the shortage of nurses in care homes. 310 more words

Speak up in support of nurses

Re: Nurses punished for their RN credentials, by Sharon McMahon, July 14.

Re: Burkoski demonstrated rare integrity, by Margot Dollar, June 29.

I, too, agree with Margot Dollar and Sharon McMahon who have previously written about their feelings in regards to these issues. 98 more words

Letters

Monday Madness: The 8 things they don't tell you in Nursing School.

SURVIVAL GUIDE

I got into nursing after I couldn’t finish up my electrical engineering major. It was a hard 4 years but it was worth it. 1,231 more words

Monday Madness

Make-up is for Self Care. 

The comments section on an interview I was involved with read: “Why doesn’t she just buy less make up to afford nursing for an hour.” I’ve decided to address all the reasons that comment is sexist; how an hour of nursing costs over a thousand dollars when all is said and done with insurance and the agencies, (and I don’t know what job you have where you can afford all your living expenses and to pay people $1k/hour, but good for you, I wish I could do the same because our nurses deserve it); that I shouldn’t have to pay for nursing when my family is suppose to have nursing funds allotted per design of federal funded programs. 402 more words

Childhood Cancer

Nursing shortage drives Duluth health care center to give away car

How do you keep your nursing staff happy when you’re asking them to pick up extra shifts?

The Chris Jensen Health and Rehabilitation Center in Duluth decided a Chevy Cruze might help. 337 more words

News

Is There Anything Good About the Nursing Shortage?

By now we’re all familiar with the much-documented, much-discussed nursing shortage: By the year xxxx, we will need xxxx nurses. The numbers vary based on government statistics and authors’ calculations, but it’s the concept that matters here: A significant gap between nurses needed and the actual number of nurses in the workforce will emerge in the not too distant future. 456 more words

Nursing Career