An ICU nurse describes the exhaustion of working on COVID's front lines

Jan 29, 2021
In a recent survey of health care workers, 93% said they were experiencing elevated levels of stress.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

As the pandemic continues, demand for travel nurses is up. Pay keeps rising, too.

Jan 4, 2021
Hospitals compete for these skilled personnel, some of whom make $8,000 a week. But the work is difficult and there can be tension with colleagues.
A nurse cares for a COVID-19 patient at a hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Dec. 4, 2020.
Allison Dinner/AFP via Getty Images

How are hospitals handling staffing challenges during a COVID-19 surge?

Nov 11, 2020
Over 100,000 new coronavirus cases were recorded every day for more than a week, and hospitalizations around the country reached a record high on Tuesday.
Health care workers at a COVID-19 unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston in July.
Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images

The U.S. is relaxing rules for medical professionals working across state lines

Both the states and federal government are lowering the barriers to physicians and nurses practicing in other states.
Karen Ducey/Getty Images

Some nurses are pushing for mandatory patient ratios. Do they work?

Apr 24, 2019
Nurses across the country say they're caring for too many patients at a time.
Nurses across the country say they're caring for too many patients at a time.

Lack of nurse educators is likely contributing to the nurse workforce shortage

Nov 14, 2017
Nurses aren’t going into education. The reason? A big cut in pay.
Toni DiCiacchio, president of the West Virginia nurses association, demonstrates clinical technique for a nursing student.  
Photo courtesy of School of Nursing, West Virginia University

As nurses retire, a significant shortage looms

Nov 14, 2016
Ten thousand dollar sign-on bonuses and generous benefits? No, we’re not talking about the tech industry; it’s nurses who are now in high demand. As the economy improves, many older nurses are cutting back hours or retiring, causing a major shortage across the country. Click the above audio player to hear the full story.

The future is bright… let’s make it even brighter together.

Be a Marketplace Investor with a donation in any amount today.

How wearing a Bernie Sanders onesie affected this man's business

Nov 4, 2016
Differing political opinions can drive away customers.
Ralph Freso/Getty Images

At some Wal-Marts, health care in your shopping cart

Sep 23, 2014
Wal-Mart is opening its own health clinics at some stores in the rural South.

Nurse-led clinics: No doctors required

Mar 5, 2014
Some communities rely heavily on nurses to fill their healthcare needs.