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HRSA Nursing Infographic

HRSA Nursing Inforgraphic

Millions of Americans get affordable health care and other help from nurses supported by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grants that help defray the costs of caring for under served, uninsured people. More than 16,600 nurses work in HRSA-supported health care centers, which care for nearly 20 million patients each year — more than half of them at or below the poverty level. 11,854 … (Read More)

City Colleges of Chicago Nursing School in the Works

City Colleges of Chicago Nursing Program

The Chicago city college system currently has several schools with nursing courses. They include Daley, Malcolm X, Truman and Wright colleges. Officials plan to consolidate these courses into one centralized Chicago nursing school. The nursing school will become part of the $251 million construction project currently undergoing at Malcolm X College and School of Health Sciences. By consolidating city college nursing programs into one location, … (Read More)

Consolidated Rhode Island Nursing School

Consolidated Rhode Island Nursing School

PROVIDENCE, RI — The Rhode Island State Properties Committee will review a joint request submitted by the RI Board of Education and state Department of Administration seeking approval to begin lease negotiations for a new Rhode Island nursing school. The proposal is to combine the two nursing programs currently offered at Rhode Island College and University of Rhode Island. Rhode Island has one of the … (Read More)

Role of Nurse Practitioners during the Physician Shortage

Role of Nurse Practitioners during the Physician Shortage

By 2020 it is expected that the United States will have a shortage of 45,000 physicians, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. Some experts say that nurse practitioners can help fill the gap in delivering health care services. Without progressive measures to address the shortage, patients may find themselves unable to find primary care providers, experiencing long waits for appointments, and just giving … (Read More)

Alaska Nurses Get Forensic Nurse Training

Forensic Nurse Training and Programs

ANCHORAGE, AK – One of the challenges of the nursing community is to find qualified nurses who can perform examinations for sexual assault victims. Some students go directly into forensic nursing programs in college, but some communities are taking the initiative to train existing nurses. Anchorage, Alaska is one of these communities. Every year the Providence Alaska Medical Center provides didactic training to nurses who … (Read More)