Tag: Student nurses

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

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

Last nursing diploma program in Missouri closes

Editor's Note After 124 years, the Lutheran School of Nursing in St Louis has closed, the August 1 St Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The School was the last nursing diploma program in Missouri. On July 27, South City Hospital’s CEO wrote a letter to faculty announcing the news, citing enrollment and…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 4, 2022

Engaging student nurses to prime the OR nurse pump: Part 2

Generating student interest in the OR can help OR leaders fill staffing gaps. For example, Debra Sparks, MSM, BSN, RN, CNOR, director of regional perioperative services for The Metro Health System in Cleveland, Ohio, has hired nurses who spent time in the organization as part of their university-based OR coursework…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
June 28, 2022

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