ean of the College of Nursing and professor, Ruth Neil Murry Endowed Chair in Nursing, at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Here’s a simple truth: We need nurses. The pandemic has underlined how crucial the care is that nurses provide and highlighted how important it is to nurture the education of future nurses.… Read More
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“I can’t give you numbers, but every hospital has empty beds now,” said Dr. Richard Walker, interim chair of Emergency Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
To ease the medical staffing crunch, Gov. Bill Lee has twice lifted restrictions on who can provide patient care, including students in health care, retired staff, and doctors and nurses not licensed in Tennessee.Executive Order No. 83, issued Aug. 6, eased the restrictions again for these groups but did not ease supervisory restrictions on nurse… Read More
When the World Health Organization designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, no one could have foreseen the worldwide pandemic that would place a spotlight on the contributions and challenges of nursing. As a leading nursing school, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing made a dedicated effort… Read More
On Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 1, hospitals across the city were telling ambulance drivers to expect delays at emergency rooms across the city. All of them, with the exception of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, were full. Memphis ERAlert sent a tweet at 2:19 p.m. saying all EMS personnel should expect long offload times.
Dr. Wendy Likes talks about how the College of Nursing has helped students during the pandemic.
Nurse leaders from three prominent nursing schools in Tennessee are conducting a national study to measure the impact of a decision by state leaders to waive physician oversight of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The American Medical Association predicts a shortage of between 21,000 and 55,200 primary care physicians nationwide by 2032. One way to solve this problem would be to utilize more nurse practitioners (NPs) — clinicians who blend clinical expertise in diagnosis and treatment with an emphasis on disease prevention and health management. All NPs must complete a… Read More