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Triaging the Nursing Shortage

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Nurses are the lifeblood of healthcare, but that blood supply has been at crisis-level for some time. If left untreated, the shortage could have dire consequences for the industry and for patients. The reasons for the shortage — from inconvenient shift hours to the threat of physical violence from patients angry about government mandates —… Read More

Demand for Nurses Grows Despite Retention Efforts

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As the demand for nurses grows, some Mid-South hospitals have responded to the shortage with various recruitment and retention strategies. But despite the efforts, several experts say hospitals will continue to face staffing challenges because of the retirement of baby boomers, an aging population, and a shortage of nursing faculty in higher education. Memphis-area hospitals compete for… Read More