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Nursing schools see applications rise, despite COVID burnout

Oct. 14, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Nurses around the U.S. are getting burned out by the COVID-19 crisis and quitting, yet applications to nursing schools are rising, driven by what educators say are young people who see the global emergency as an opportunity and a challenge. Among...

Nashville Nursing Schools Try To Fill Void Left By Pandemic

Oct. 10, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tn. (AP) — Molly Ricks is taking notes while watching a virtual lecture on her computer. In the next room, her three elementary school-aged kids are entertaining themselves with a program, but they’re not really watching. One comes over to ask her to take...

University of Colorado faces COVID religious exemption suit

Sep. 29, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A pediatrician and a medical student at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are challenging denials of their requests for religious exemptions from the school's COVID vaccination mandate, arguing in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that administrators are judging the...

University of Alabama medical school gets record $95M gift

Sep. 29, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An eye surgeon is donating $95 million to the University of Alabama at Birmingham's medical school in what officials say is the single largest philanthropic pledge in the university's history. University trustees announced the gift from Dr....

San Diego synagogue shooter avoids death penalty with plea

Sep. 17, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 22-year-old former nursing student pleaded guilty to the murder of one person and the attempted murders of 53 others in connection with a 2019 deadly shooting at a Southern California synagogue on the last day of Passover, effectively ending the possibility of facing the...

UMass to rename nursing school after getting $21.5M gift

Sep. 16, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a $21.5 million gift from the foundation named for an alumna who was also the author of several influential nursing textbooks, school officials announced Thursday. In honor of the gift from the...

UND med school exec named Roosevelt library foundation COO

Sep. 14, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota native and former executive at the University of North Dakota medical school was named Tuesday as chief operating officer of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation. Laura Block, a native of Grand Forks, recently served...

Nicaragua gov't squeezes doctors, talk of 'health terrorism'

Sep. 13, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Other countries have lured doctors out of retirement, pushed medical students to the front lines and buoyed medical personnel exhausted by COVID-19 cases, but in Nicaragua doctors have been harassed, threatened and sometimes forced into exile for questioning official...

UMass Medical School gets $175M donation, new name

Sep. 07, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is getting a $175 million donation that will more than double its endowment, officials said Tuesday. The gift is from Morningside Foundation established by the family of T.H. Chan, the late Hong Kong real estate developer,...

Miami teen's football game honors dad who died from COVID

Sep. 05, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The night before Alan Arellano died of COVID-19, his wife recorded a short audio message with their two youngest sons. Miami doctors had placed the 49-year-old man in a coma after he suffered a heart attack while being treated for the virus. ...