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While undergraduate enrollment stabilizes, fewer students are studying health care
Undergraduate college enrollment may be leveling off, but fewer students are choosing to study a fast-growing field for jobs: health care.
Hospitals explore virtual nursing to cover staffing shortages and fight burnout
With nurses facing burnout like never before, some hospitals are exploring remote work options that could keep experienced RNs on the job longer.
What do nurses have to say about the nursing shortage?
"There really is not a staffing shortage per se," said National Nurses United president Deborah Burger. "There's a shortage of nurses willing to put their lives and their license and patients' lives at risk."
Guilty verdict for Tennessee nurse in case involving medical error has other nurses worried
RaDonda Vaught awaits sentencing for criminally negligent homicide. Her conviction is weighing heavily on a weary profession.
Pandemic price gouging complaints raise staff tensions with traveling nurses
Hospitals say that staffing agencies charge too much for providing traveling nurses. The nurses say they're the ones doing the heavy lifting.
Pandemic-fueled demand for traveling nurses creates growing earnings disparity
Pay for travel nurses is skyrocketing, making some staff nurses question why they stay.
Apprenticeship gives California health care workers a career boost
The program helps licensed vocational nurses who work in state prisons to become registered nurses.
High pay for traveling nurses a symptom and cause of staff shortages
Traveling RNs make far more money than full-timers in the same job, stirring frustration at hospitals. Governments often foot the bill.
The risks of going back to school can have economic rewards
Pam Palme, a nurse anesthetist in Colorado, shares her story of going back to school to pursue nursing.
Working as a nurse but wishing to be a mom
Joy O'Brien is a nurse practitioner who wants children, but with $2,100 a month in student debt, she can't afford to adopt.