The American Health Care Act passed in the US House may lead to the loss of 725,000 health care jobs over 10 years, according to a report from George Washington University and The Commonwealth Fund. The report found there could be an immediate loss of health care jobs in 17 states, with New York, Pennsylvania and Florida most affected.
The New Hampshire Legislature passed two bills aimed at reducing licensing hurdles for new nurses and those from other states. One of the bills would allow the state's Board of Nursing to use the process of endorsement to accept nurse licenses from Vermont, Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut.
American Society of Clinical Oncology research shows that by 2025, demand for oncology care is expected to rise at least 40% while the oncologist workforce is going to increase by only 25%, so practices are seeking more advanced practice providers, including nurse practitioners, to join cancer care teams. Challenges oncologists face include the time and effort needed to teach advanced practice providers the skills they need for oncology care, a lack of national standards for the training and varied state laws.
The number of nurse informaticists in US hospitals has significantly increased since the 1990s, and one-third of health care organizations surveyed by HIMSS have a chief nursing information officer, says registered nurse Joyce Sensmeier of HIMSS, who is a pioneer in the field and formerly worked at Palos Community Hospital near Chicago. Sensmeier says while CNIOs are common on the East and West coasts, they also are found in Midwest states where there are big health care systems.
Bowie State University officials anticipate that the new 149,000-square-foot Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Nursing will help the university reach its goal of increasing minority representation in science, technology, education and math. The $102 million building, dedicated this month at the university's Prince George's County site, includes labs, classrooms, nursing simulation areas and a greenhouse.
Premier Health recently invited high-school juniors and seniors in Ohio to an event showcasing potential careers. The MedQuest event this month is expected to include activities related to surgery, emergency services, rehabilitation, respiratory care, imaging and nursing.
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