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News by Topic: Nurses

Dec 31, 2020 - Features Livingston HealthCare in rural Montana and addresses the emotional toil that healthcare workers are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic. With hospital visits limited, healthcare workers have taken on more responsibility to care for patients and help them feel less isolated.
Source: NPR
Dec 31, 2020 - Announcement of public meetings of the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) to take place throughout the 2021 calendar year. The NACNEP provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on policy and program development nurse workforce, education, and practice improvement activities carried out under Title VIII of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act.
Source: Federal Register
Nov 30, 2020 - The Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) announces the renewal of the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) charter, authorizing the Council to operate until November 30, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Nov 27, 2020 - Describes the challenges an administrator at Choctaw General Hospital faces while trying to recruit nurses in rural Alabama. Discusses how a shortage of nurses makes recruitment difficult, but the COVID-19 pandemic creates additional challenges, as nurses are in high demand across the entire country and urban hospitals have the resources to pay higher salaries.
Source: Advance Local Media