Oklahoma wants to hire nurses to inspect health care facilities in the state, including long-term care facilities and home-based services. These jobs require at least seven years' experience and training to inspect one type of facility can take two years.
Nurse practitioners saw nearly 30% compensation growth over the past five years, according to a Medical Group Management Association survey. The increase was greater than that for primary care physicians, specialty physicians and physician assistants.
Nurses have responsibilities and opportunities in the area of data collection and analysis, Patricia Brennan, director of the National Library of Medicine, said at a meeting of the Oncology Nursing Society. Some nurses are needed in computer science, analytics, mathematics and data science, and more nurses are needed as researchers and scientists who use and interpret data science and data analytics, Brennan said.
Iowa's Mercy College of Health Sciences needs more nurses and offers financial incentives and flexible programs to help students earn their degree. Dean of Nursing Nancy Kertz said students can have trouble finding a facility where they can do clinical training, and the school provides clinical spots through a partnership with Mercy Medical Center.
Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, N.M., needs to fill 114 nursing positions, while Presbyterian Healthcare Services has about 75 open nursing jobs. Nursing programs at Santa Fe Community College, the University of New Mexico and Northern New Mexico College often have twice as many nursing applicants as openings.
Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., implemented a reverse recruitment program to match nurses to open positions. To help make sure job seekers do not leave the hospital's website without making contact, the site gives them the chance to make an "Introduce Yourself" video.
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