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Nurses at Cabell Huntington Hospital vote to unionize

Nov. 14, 2019 10:38 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say registered nurses at Cabell Huntington Hospital have voted to unionize. Service Employees International Union spokeswoman Sherri McKinney told The Herald-Dispatch that voting ended Wednesday night with an “overwhelming majority” in favor of being...

New program seeks to lure nurses in New Mexico rural areas

Nov. 6, 2019 11:18 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Presbyterian Healthcare Services and the University of New Mexico are teaming to lure nurses into some of the state's most rural areas. The two health care organizations recently collaborated to land a $3.2 million grant to develop a residency program for nurse practitioners in 10...

Lutheran sisters recall nursing those wounded at Berlin Wall

Nov. 3, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Sister Brigitte Queisser walks slowly along the decaying remains of the Berlin Wall, its rusty rebar reinforcement exposed where the concrete has crumbled away. The 77-year-old pauses to catch her breath, opens a gate and steps from the former democratic West Berlin into what used to be the...

California nursing home patients had minutes to flee fire

Oct. 30, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire pushed by gale-force winds moved with terrifying speed toward a psychiatric nursing care facility Wednesday, leaving caregivers just 15 minutes to evacuate more than five dozen residents, many of them elderly and confined to wheelchairs and beds. They copied...

Lutheran sisters recall nursing those wounded at Berlin Wall

Oct. 30, 2019 3:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Sister Brigitte Queisser walks slowly along the decaying remains of the Berlin Wall, its rusty rebar reinforcement exposed where the concrete has crumbled away. The 77-year-old pauses to catch her breath, opens a gate and steps from the former democratic West Berlin into what used to be the...

West Virginia college to offer nursing degree

Oct. 28, 2019 6:43 AM EDT

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State University has created a new nursing program. The college announced Sunday that it's offering a new Bachelor of Science degree track for nursing in the fall 2020 semester. The move comes after the West Virginia Nursing Board approved the degree. It had already...

Nebraska high school students to train as nursing assistants

Oct. 26, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

BROKEN BOW, Neb. (AP) — Mid-Plains Community College has announced a program to have high school students train to be nursing assistants. The school says in a news release that its Broken Bow campus, the Melham Medical Center and Broken Bow High School are working together to offer the nursing assistant...

Chicago teachers' strike highlights support staff shortages

Oct. 22, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Demands by striking Chicago teachers for more nurses, librarians and social workers are highlighting concerns that resonate in high-poverty school districts nationwide, where shortages of support staff leave educators feeling stretched. Unions and professional groups for such...

Nursing residency program to tackle rural health care needs

Oct. 17, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the state's largest health care providers is partnering with the University of New Mexico's nursing college to expand access to health care in rural communities by creating a new residency program. The program will be paid for by a $3.2 million grant awarded to Presbyterian...

Chicago teachers' contract talks about more than money

Oct. 16, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's public schools will be closed Thursday as the city's 25,000 teachers are set to go on strike . A strike in the nation's third-largest school district would mean no classes for more than 300,000 students. Like most workers threatening to walk off the job, the teachers want a raise....