Nursing Shortage Concerns Tulsa Schools and Hospitals
Caliendo, Heather, THE JOURNAL RECORD
There's no economic downturn in nursing, where the industry is pleading for more faculty members at colleges and more practitioners in hospitals.
Geraldine Ellison, professor of nursing at OU-Tulsa, said the need for more faculty directly relates to the overall shortage of nurses in Tulsa and nationwide.
"We're facing the worst nursing shortage I've ever seen because of the complexity of the causes," she said. "We've been able to attract more young people into nursing and ease that problem, but now we're at such a faculty shortage we can't do that. We have to address the faculty shortage first."
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