Nursing Shortage


  • Skagit Valley Hospital Endoscopy, Mount Vernon, Wash.
    When the endoscopy team of Skagit Valley Hospital had the opportunity to move from an area in the emergency room to a one-room procedure area, to a spacious two-room procedure area, they responded with a rejuvenated spirit. Charge nurse Deb Richards says the new 5-bed ...More
    April 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • From Hospital to Endoscopy Center
    What is the scariest thing you have ever done? Some say getting married, some having children, but for me, it was a major career change. I had been working in a hospital setting for 22 years when the opportunity to become a director of nursing at a free-standing endoscopy ...More
    April 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Rush University Hosts Symposium for Nurses with Disabilities
    CHICAGO -- Officials at The Rush University College of Nursing are hosting a two-day conference April 10-11 to discuss improving the nursing field for employees with disabilities. "Nursing has traditionally been a career requiring considerable physical strength," says ...More
    March 28, 2003 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • The Critical Nursing Shortage
    There is a perceived threat to the health of the older adult in the United States. It is not a new type of bacteria or caused by a virus. The threat to the health of the older adult is a result of the increasing shortage of nurses in the United States. Over the last few ...More
    February 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • The Critical Nursing Shortage
    The Critical Nursing Shortage By Sharon Lesser, RN There is a perceived threat to the health of the older adult in the United States. It is not a new type of bacteria or caused by a virus. The threat to the health of the older adult is a result of the increasing shortage of ...More
    February 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Second Edition of Popular Nursing Book Released
    NEW YORK, NY - With the nursing shortage and the Nurse Reinvestment Act, Americans have been bombarded with news stories about the lack of qualified and dedicated nurses within the field. This crisis adds increased importance to analysis of the profession and what changes ...More
    December 3, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Tales of a Reluctant GI Patient
    Although I have several years of experience writing about GI-related procedures and medications, I had never been party to one myself. That all changed last January with a frozen pizza. Normally, I like to cook, but it was the end of a long week and all I wanted was to ...More
    December 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Today on Fresh Air, we chat with Audrey Ludmer, RN, about thenursing shortage. Good afternoon, this is Terry Gross ...
    Today on Fresh Air, we chat with Audrey Ludmer, RN, about the nursing shortage. Good afternoon, this is Terry Gross ... By Audrey C. Ludmer, RNC It started with a message on my answering machine. "Please call the New York State Nurses Association office as soon as ...More
    October 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Today on Fresh Air, we chat with Audrey Ludmer
    It started with a message on my answering machine. "Please call the New York State Nurses Association office as soon as possible." That in itself was not alarming. I am an active member and often get calls. When I called back, I was asked if I would like to be interviewed ...More
    October 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Mahalo Malamas!
    Back row: Pam Chinen, RN, Joanne Mento, RN, Shane Liu, TechCenter row: Gerry Arakaki, RN, Carol Tabata, RN , Margo Buck, RNFront row: Debbie Payao, LPN, Adele Cacho, Tech Congratulations to the Endoscopy Center of Hilo, Hawaii for their outstanding work. The endoscopy team ...More
    October 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues