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Health Professions in the News: State, Vacaville Unified school nurses, advocate for students, handle array of health needs in 2015

The Reporter (May 5, 2015)

For people of a certain age, having a school nurse on campus during class hours was a given. But in Vacaville Unified and other California school districts — and in many other states — the assignment of a school nurse at each campus is downright rare in 2015. School nurses today are often assigned...

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Health Professions in the News: California’s Pressing Need for Latino and Black Nurses

KQED (November 5, 2015)

Samuel Merritt’s chief diversity officer, Shirley Strong, hopes to address prospective students. The Oakland-based university is one of the three biggest programs for registered nursing students in California and is committed to reducing health disparities by recruiting more students of color. Read...

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Health Professions in the News: The U.S. Is Running Out of Nurses

The Atlantic (February 3, 2016)

Five years ago, my mother was rushed to the hospital for an aneurysm. For the next two weeks, my family and I sat huddled around her bed in the intensive-care unit, oscillating between panic, fear, uncertainty, and exhaustion. It was nurses that got us through that time with our sanity intact. Nurses...

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Health Professions in the News: The 4 Forces that Will Reshape Nursing

Hospitals and Health Networks (September 8, 2016)

Do we have a nursing shortage in this country? BUERHAUS: Not necessarily, although some states, like California and Colorado, are experiencing nurse retirement sooner than others. Since 2002, there has actually been unprecedented growth in the number of nurses being produced in the United States...

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