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Hawaii to allow some nurses to perform abortions

Apr. 12, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. David Ige on Monday signed legislation that would make Hawaii the latest state to allow some nurses to perform abortions. Hawaii law previously said only physicians could perform early, in-clinic abortions. But because of a doctor shortage, several...

Vanderbilt announces new dean of nursing to start July 1

Mar. 25, 2021 04:06 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University announced on Wednesday that Pamela Jeffries will be the new dean of nursing pending approval by the Board of Trust. Jeffries is currently a professor and dean of the George Washington University School of Nursing in...

Maine Medical Center nurses holding unionization vote

Mar. 22, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine nurses are scheduled to hold a union vote for the first time in 20 years. If the vote at Maine Medical Center passes, the number of unionized Maine nurses would nearly double, adding nearly 1,900 nurses. The Maine...

Meriter nurses ratify contract with pandemic-related changes

Mar. 21, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nurses at UnityPoint Health-Meriter have voted to ratify a two-year agreement between their union and the hospital, after securing some policy changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 850 nurses who work at the hospital voted almost unanimously...

New Orleans health care workers' heralded in 'Dear Nurses'

Mar. 20, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If the eyes of the nurses photographed for Robert Fogarty's latest project aren't expressive enough, there are always the words — emblazoned on forearms or faces or chests. Fogarty, for those unfamiliar with his previous similar projects —...

VIRUS TODAY: Massachusetts nurses go on strike over staffing

Mar. 08, 2021 17:35 PM EST

Here's what's happening Monday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THE NUMBERS: VACCINES: More than 60 million people, or 18.1% of the U.S. population, have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, according to the Centers for...

Nurses at Massachusetts hospital walk off the job

Mar. 08, 2021 14:50 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds of nurses at a Massachusetts hospital walked off the job on Monday morning after failing to reach an agreement with management over staffing levels. Nurses and their supporters gathered outside St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester at dawn...

800 nurses at a Massachusetts hospital preparing to strike

Mar. 07, 2021 20:53 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester are planning to strike on Monday following what they described as failed negotiations with Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, which owns the hospital. The nurses said in a press release that Tenet has...

Hawaii lawmakers advance bill to allow abortions by nurses

Mar. 07, 2021 11:20 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers have advanced a bill that would allow nurses to perform abortions. The decision on Thursday by the House Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs Committee will advance the legislation to the full state House for consideration. ...

Health system, school join to train nurses, health workers

Mar. 04, 2021 09:43 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana health system and a community college in New Orleans are joining forces to expand training for nurses and allied health professionals. Ochsner Health is putting up $10 million for a new building to consolidate...