Tag: Nursing Shortage

Another six health systems, schools starting nursing programs

Editor's Note Another six health systems and schools are starting nursing programs and partnerships or plan to do so, the November 30, Becker’s Hospital Review reports. UMass Chan Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, is starting a nurse preceptor academy. The West Virginia Professional Charter School Board approved a proposal for the…

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By: Judy Mathias
December 1, 2022
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Michigan initiates launch of its first nurse apprentice program

Editor's Note Michigan has launched its first RN apprentice program in light of the state’s significant nursing shortage, HealthLeaders November 14 reports. Created from a partnership with Corewell Health Ludington Hospital and West Shore Community College, the program will combine both instructive and experiential learning, as well as nurse mentorship,…

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By: Bridget Brown
November 28, 2022
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Six more schools, hospitals launching nursing programs

Editor's Note Six more schools and hospitals have recently launched nursing programs or plan to do so in the future, the November 10 Becker’s Hospital Review reports. Corewell Health in Grand Rapids and Southfield, Michigan, will start the state’s first nurse apprentice program in 2023. Central Main Healthcare, Lewiston, will…

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By: Judy Mathias
November 15, 2022
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“Legacy Nurse Engagement” survey open until November 1

Editor's Note In order to address the current (and future) nursing shortage, a “Legacy Think Tank” has been established for the purpose of generating viable options to engage retired nurses to play a role in alleviating this shortage. Joanne Oliver, BSN, RN, CNOR, and her team are asking for any…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 26, 2022
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DOL announces $80M funding for nurse education

Editor's Note The Department of Labor (DOL) on October 3 announced an $80 million funding opportunity through its Nursing Expansion Grant Program to support nursing education programs designed to expand the pipeline of nursing professionals while advancing equity and diversity. The grants will support organizations that use worker-centered strategies to…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 6, 2022
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Potential solutions to the perioperative nursing shortage

Surgical volume is rising, and the need for perioperative nurses continues to grow. Same-day procedures are becoming more common, even for complex cases such as total joint replacements and spine surgery. With the decrease in in-patient, post-surgical stays and more surgeries being performed in various ambulatory settings, the skillset for…

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By: James X Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR, CSSM(E), CNAMB
September 27, 2022
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Nursing shortage could reach more than 1M by end of year

Editor's Note A protest from RNs at the University of Chicago Medical Center on September 15 was the latest outcry from the workforce to shed light on safety concerns rising from the chronic staffing shortage; more than 580 nurses have left UChicago Medical Center since September 2021, and the country’s…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
September 23, 2022
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Changes in HCW unemployment during COVID-19 periods

Editor's Note This study from The Wharton School, Philadelphia, and Colorado School of Public Health, Aurora, examines changes in unemployment among healthcare workers (HCWs) from January 2015 to April 2022. The researchers found that: Prepandemic, 2.28% of HCWs and 3.82% of non-HCWs reported being unemployed. During the pandemic, 3.18% of…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 20, 2022
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Four more schools starting nursing programs

Editor's Note Four more schools and hospitals have recently started nursing programs and partnerships or plan to do so to address the nationwide nursing shortage, the September 15 Becker’s Hospital Review reports. West Virginia University, Morgantown, is expanding its nursing program to Beckley, West Virginia, and opened a new campus…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 20, 2022
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Is there a nursing shortage, or a shortage of solutions?

Is there really a nursing shortage? “Is this a question or a statement?” asks Ruth P. Shumaker, BSN, RN, CNOR, executive director perioperative services, Regional One Health, Germantown, Tennessee. “It’s a little bit of both,” she answers. “Some of it has been self-made, and some of it is because we…

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By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, BS, RN
August 19, 2022
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