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Gov. Lamont urged to address open jobs at union convention

Jun. 24, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — While organized labor had high praise for Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont at the opening day of the Connecticut AFL-CIO political convention on Thursday, workers urged him to do more to help fill numerous open positions in state government and across the state. ...

Nurses at Zimbabwe's public hospitals strike for better pay

Jun. 21, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Striking nurses and other health workers have brought Zimbabwe's government hospitals to a near standstill, straining a once vibrant public health system now plagued by a lack of medicines and basic supplies such as gloves. The health professionals stopped...

Hospital nurses call for better protection against violence

Jun. 17, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Nurses at Vermont's largest hospital are calling on the University of Vermont Medical Center to do more to address increasing violence in the emergency department. According to the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, 98% of UVM Medical...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jun. 09, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

Frankort State Journal. June 3, 2022. Editorial: Partnership between KSU, hospital is a win-win for both parties With all the dire news coming out of Kentucky State University in recent months, last week’s announcement of a partnership between the school and CHI...

Legislature moves to expand nursing education in Washington

Jun. 06, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated a health care staffing shortage in Washington, so the state Legislature this year provided more than $38 million to expand nursing programs statewide. Some schools, like Eastern Washington University, got funding to create a...

With Roe in doubt, states weigh letting nurses do abortions

Jun. 01, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Abortion rights advocates saw a problem: There’s a limited pool of medical providers who can legally perform abortions. In some states, one solution has been to authorize more providers beyond just physicians. But to allow other providers — such as...

Planned Parenthood workers in 5 Midwest states seek union

May. 26, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — About 400 workers at Planned Parenthood offices in five states said Thursday they plan to unionize as their employer deals with the potential loss of business in states where abortions may become illegal if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade...

Virginia man overcomes obstacles and earns nursing degree

May. 21, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — There were the struggles with alcohol and the problems — both personal and legal — that come with it. And while Jacob Turner, 26, doesn’t wear his past like a badge of honor hidden under his Blue Ridge Community College graduation gown, he makes sure...

Vanderbilt University to offer master of nursing degree

May. 20, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is accepting applications for a new master of nursing program to launch in January. The new degree was announced by the school on Thursday. The master of nursing aims to attract people with a...

WVa higher ed board OKs nursing programs at 2 universities

May. 12, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia higher education governing board approved nursing degree programs at two universities Thursday. The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission gave the nod to bachelor of science in nursing programs at Concord and Glenville State. ...