Communities in every corner of America struggle to fill nursing vacancies to provide care for everyone who needs it.
The Medicaid system currently steers people toward nursing home care. Far more people can be covered in community-based care programs for significantly less.
For the last 3 years, we have celebrated National Nurses Week. Beginning on May 6, we will once again have the opportunity to truly commend the nursing community for their contributions to our national health delivery system.
A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.
Nursing encompasses an art, a humanistic orientation, a feeling for the value of the individual, and an intuitive sense of ethics, and of the appropriateness of action taken.