August 3, 2012 Over the next few years, the Affordable Care Act will probably boost demand for nurses to take care of the newly insured. But with many nursing faculty retiring, and not enough in the pipeline, nursing schools will have a challenge training the next generation of nurses.
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Some fear that with rising medical costs and an aging population, the country's nursing staff will be stretched too thin.
May 25, 2012 A new poll finds 34 percent of patients hospitalized for at least one night in the past year said "nurses weren't available when needed or didn't respond quickly to requests for help." We asked nurses why that might be. Stories poured in about being overworked, comparing the job to "spinning plates."
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December 5, 2011 Persistent shortages of nurses may be coming to an end. The ranks of registered nurses are expected to grow at roughly the same rate as the population between now and 2030, a new study finds.
September 27, 2011 A Harvard School of Public Health study of more than 50,000 nurses suggests the more caffeine they drank, the less likely they were to be diagnosed with depression. Researchers are calling for more study on why this might be.
March 4, 2011 When nurses walk off the job, there's a ready supply of replacement workers provided by companies that specialize in helping management weather labor storms.
September 11, 2007 By now, the name Abu Ghraib carries with it a whole host of ugly associated words... torture, abuse, brutalized detainees, and worse. But what about the folks there who were doing good work? The facility there is the
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