Nursing Workforce in the State of Delaware: A Current Look
Nursing is the largest health care profession in the country, providing care in under served areas, hospitals, walk-in clinics, schools, prisons, and in the home. A nursing workforce shortage would prove to be detrimental to the health care industry and communities. Recognizing the need to have a sufficient number of registered nurses to meet the health care needs of the population, the Delaware Nurses Association and the Delaware Board of Nursing partnered in a joint research effort to examine the current composition of registered nurses licensed and practicing in the state of Delaware. Read report
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How to Help an Impaired Nurse Colleague
Integrity is vital to a nurse and the profession. It speaks to character and virtue of the nurse. It lends itself to the confidence patients put in the nursing care they receive throughout their lives. For a nurse who is suffering from addiction or impairment, this may be reason enough for hiding, ignoring or denying the problem.
Colleagues are the first to recognize an impaired peer. Recognizing the signs of impairment is the first step to helping a nurse friend/colleague. Read more