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February 5, 2013
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News for and about nurses in the Midwest

  Health Law, Policy and Regulation in the Midwest 
  • Minn. Medicaid expansion would save money, official says
    Expanding Minnesota's Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act would add 145,000 adults and children to the program. Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson said the state would save money because the expanded Medicaid program, funded at 100% by the federal government for three years, would draw people from another assistance program partly funded by the state. Minnesota Public Radio (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Midwestern states face lack of nurses
    Midwestern states, including Missouri, face a shortage of nurses, but efforts to train more students run into limits on enrollment in nursing school programs and clinical rotation spots in local hospitals. Nursing schools are creating streamlined programs making it easier for licensed practical nurses to become registered nurses and for RNs to get a bachelor's degree. St. Joseph News-Press (Mo.) (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M has thriving nursing program
    Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College's nursing program is the largest occupational program on campus, accounting for up to a third of students each year. The school is making use of new technology, including a patient-simulating mannequin and mobile devices equipped with health care applications. Miami News-Record (Okla.) (2/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Mo. ranks 2nd among states for children with ADHD on meds
    About 9% of Missouri children have a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and 80% of those are on ADHD medication. Mississippi is the only state that ranks higher in terms of the percentage of children with ADHD who are being treated with drugs, according to CDC data. The CDC and the Missouri Department of Mental Health are looking for reasons behind the trend. St. Louis Post-Dispatch (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  MONA News 
  • Barrier-free care for Missouri
    Many of the elements and recommendations of the Institute of Medicine Report on the Future of Nursing are reflected in our ongoing work to advance the nursing profession. Implementation of IOM Recommendation 1: Remove scope-of-practice barriers is a current focus for MONA. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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