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Northeast Louisiana colleges take aim at nursing shortage

Dec. 04, 2021 12:50 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two northeast Louisiana colleges are working together to try to combat the statewide nursing shortage that has only worsened during the coronavirus pandemic. KNOE-TV reports that Louisiana Delta Community College and the...

Less is more: Independent clinics find niche in North Dakota

Dec. 04, 2021 01:19 AM EST

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A desire to give patients a more personal style of health care and sometimes a broader range of services has led to a growing number of independent clinics operated by mid-level providers in the Minot region. In recent years, Minot has gained several...

'The fire that's here': US is still battling delta variant

Dec. 02, 2021 22:06 PM EST

While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant that is popping up around the country, the delta form of the coronavirus isn't finished wreaking havoc in the U.S., swamping hospitals with record numbers of patients in the Midwest and New England. ...

Academy helps meet 'overwhelming' demand for caregivers

Nov. 27, 2021 09:07 AM EST

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — From the outside, the event looked like an open house and community appreciation, a celebration of the Career Nursing Academy moving to a much larger space in a Locust Grove shopping center. But inside, the goings-on at the Orange County...

Minnesota National Guard to reinforce nursing home staffs

Nov. 22, 2021 18:24 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota National Guard will deploy 400 members to reinforce nursing staffs at long-term care facilities that have been struggling with severe personnel shortages amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Tim Walz announced Monday. The governor also...

Maryland lets nursing students leave early amid pandemic

Nov. 21, 2021 17:09 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Nursing students at the University of Maryland are getting an early jump on their post-graduate careers. The university's nursing school is allowing its students who are scheduled to graduate on Dec. 23 to leave a few weeks early and begin working in...

Defense Department will help relieve 2 Minnesota hospitals

Nov. 17, 2021 18:33 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Department of Defense will send medical teams to two major Minnesota hospitals to relieve doctors and nurses who are swamped by a growing wave of COVID-19 patients, Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday. The teams, each comprising 22 people, will...

Grant to help expand Vermont nursing education options

Nov. 11, 2021 10:24 AM EST

LYNDON, Vt. (AP) — A federal grant is going to be used to help Vermont educate more nurses. Northern Vermont University and Vermont Technical College announced Wednesday the $240,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce would be used to expand Vermont Technical...

VCU Health nurses threaten a walk out, express frustration

Nov. 06, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After they were notified their bonuses would be smaller this year, nurses at Virginia Commonwealth University Health, one of the region’s largest employers, threatened to walk out last week. But the move never materialized. Frustrated with a...

Agreement reached to end strike at Buffalo's Mercy Hospital

Nov. 05, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Striking nurses and other employees at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo could be back on the job next week under a tentative agreement between their union and Catholic Health System. “We listened to our associates and their primary concerns were...