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Thursday, February 16, 2006: Kentucky: Nursing shortage gets Rx from CU:"Many communities across the state - and across the nation - have experienced a shortage of qualified nurses in recent years. And while local hospital officials say they haven't faced the same problem, we may never have to face it now. Campbellsville University has taken steps to address the shortage of nurses before it becomes a crisis. CU is preparing to admit its first students to a two-year associate degree of nursing program that will begin in August."
http://www.cknj.com/articles/2006/02/16/opinion/01editorial.txt

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February 16, 2006: Kentucky: A need for nurses: Recruiters making push to lure prospects into health care fields:"You know there's a shortage of health care professionals when the president and CEO of a major hospital takes the time to attend a health careers fair. But that's exactly what happened Wednesday when Harry Smith, head of Deaconess Hospital, came to Henderson Community College's annual fair in the campus Fine Arts Center."
http://www.courierpress.com/ecp/gleaner_news/article/0,1626,ECP_4476_4470466,00.html

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Sat, Apr. 02, 2005: Kentucky: A hospice nurse sees life's ebb every day:"Hospice nurse Sarita Goins swoops in to the couch where Patricia Feltner spends her days and nights for a hug from the bald woman in pink polka dots. "Hi, darling," Goins almost sings. "You look pretty." "I've tried to get pretty for you guys," says Feltner, whose green eyes are luminous against her pale, translucent skin."
http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/11292903.htm

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November 18, 2002: Kentucky: ECC program helps Hardin Memorial Hospital keep its nursing staffing up:"Hardin Memorial staffing efforts that focus on practicing nurses include bonuses for employees who recommend a new nurse, bonuses for voluntary overtime and tuition reimbursement that lower-level employees often use to become registered nurses. The incentives have paid off. The hospital usually only has about eight openings among 258 registered nurse positions. "There was a time when we were told people weren't as interested in the profession, but that seems to be changing," Griffen said. A shortage in the field seems to have recharged interest in nursing as it offers hard-to-match job security no matter the economy's condition."
http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/articles/2002/11/18/news/news02.txt

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National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc.:"The following narratives have been written by individual state boards of nursing regarding the significant activities in their respective states related to the nursing shortage. These excerpts do not provide a comprehensive update of the nurse shortage in these states or nationwide. The information is simply intended to share information among Member Boards."
National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc.
676 N. St. Clair Street Suite 550 Chicago, Illinois, 60611-2921
Telephone: (312) 787-6555. info@ncsbn.org
http://www.ncsbn.org/news/stateupdates_state_shortage.asp

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Nursing Shortage Serious For Seniors, About.com:"As the population ages the impact of the nursing shortage will be even greater. There is a threat to the health of every older adult in the United States and Canada looming on the horizon. It is not a virus or new type of bacteria that is causing this threat. The threat to health is a result of the increasing shortage of nurses in both countries. Over the last couple of years there have been numerous stories in the press about the magnitude and causes of the shortage. So far solutions for this situation have been few. Additionally this nursing shortage will impact the oldest of citizens the most. Older adults use health care services at a higher rate than do younger people. Advances in medicine and improved nutrition and lifestyle have added years to the average life span. With this longer life comes higher needs for medical services, especially the services of professional nurses."
http://seniorhealth.about.com/cs/prevention/a/nurse_shortage.htm

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The Nurse/Patient Ratio by Genevieve M. Clavreul RN, Ph.D.:"The New Year heralds many things, and this year brings legislation mandating a patient/nurse ratio in California. But after the confetti stops falling, did we get what we want? We now have a panacea for thousands of nurses in California, however, the ratio really can’t be enforced. (At the writing of this article the companion bill for enforcement is stalled in the legislature, having been defeated at least once already). As my children are fond of saying, “why am I not surprised?” Having been a nurse for almost 30 years, most of those years spent in the NICU/PICU, I am used to working with a strict nurse/patient ratio. ICU’s and a few other areas of nursing have always been under the control of an “acuity” system. Actually, all nursing is supposed to be, but we all know this isn’t always the case. For this reason, I knew in my heart that legislating a nurse/patient ratio was probably an exercise in futility."
Working Nurse, Working World Magazine
3600 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1526 Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel:(213)385-4781, Fax:(213)385-3782, WorkingNurse@WorkingWorld.com
http://www.workingworld.com/magazine/viewarticle.asp?articleno=254&wn=1

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Nursing: A Medical Emergency, and Opportunity, hits home by Ronald A. Reis and Karen F. Reis RN:"You’re an RN, and you’ve been at it, administering to the sick and wounded, for months, years, maybe even decades. You’ve got your hands full with 12-hour shifts, high turnover, an often less than supportive work environment, and a stressed-out health care system that is, in places, itself on life-support. What to do? How to keep going? How to make this job, career, meaningful again? How to get out of nursing what you went into it for? How to avoid adding to the national nursing shortage by short-circuiting your own involvement in a noble profession?"
Working Nurse, Working World Magazine
3600 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1526 Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel:(213)385-4781, Fax:(213)385-3782, WorkingNurse@WorkingWorld.com
http://www.workingworld.com/magazine/viewarticle.asp?articleno=253&w

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Preparing for Battle: What YOU can do for YOU, Sicker patients, reduced staffing, longer hours, and increased responsibilities—by Deborah Lynne, RN, BSN:"As Registered Nurses, few of us think of the hospital we work in as a battlefield, or of ourselves as soldiers. But the truth is, there are more similarities than you might think. We show up for our shift each day, not knowing what challenges we might encounter. Our job requires us to be in the moment at all times, and to make split second decisions on the run. What we do or don’t do can mean the difference between life and death. We often work under extreme stress, yet must remain calm and in control. Although there are others who function in a supportive capacity, we are the ones on the frontline."
Working Nurse, Working World Magazine
3600 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1526 Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel:(213)385-4781, Fax:(213)385-3782, WorkingNurse@WorkingWorld.com
http://www.workingworld.com/magazine/viewarticle.asp?articleno=255&wn=1

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