Nurse RaDonda Vaught was prosecuted this year in an extremely rare criminal trial for a medical mistake, but the drug mix-up at the center of her case is anything but rare and the technological vulnerability that made the error possible still persists. Read more»
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Despite a national nursing shortage in the U.S., over 80,000 qualified applications were not accepted at U.S. nursing schools in 2020 - due primarily to a shortage of nursing professors and a limited number of clinical placements where nursing students get practical job training. Read more»
Nursing has long been considered a career with boundless demand, in part due to Arizona’s rapid growth, but recent years have seen a tightening job market. Experts, educators and leaders in the field of nursing point to the economic downturn, a state mandate that colleges and universities turn out more nurses and changes in the nature of health care as reasons. Read more»