Posts Tagged ‘nursing shortage’

Nurse practitioners fill void in state health care

by Lynn Lofton Published: February 1,2013

Tags: Delta, hospitals, Mississippi, Mississippi Nurses Association, nursing, nursing shortage

The number of nurse practitioners is increasing in Mississippi. Their role in health care is also increasing as these highly trained nursing professionals are specializing and giving patients a higher level of care. According to Gayle Harrell, president of the Mississippi Nurses Association, there are 3,300 advanced practicing nurses and approximately 2,800 to 2,900 of […] [...]

Williams wins award

Dr. Janet Williams, R.N., Ph.D., dean of the Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing at William Carey University, was recently awarded a 2011 Woman of Achievement Award in the education category by the Lighthouse Business and Professional Women organization. Lighthouse BPW represents successful women in every sector of the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s business community, […] [...]

State may expand nurse practitioners’ authority

by Associated Press Published: April 14,2010

Tags: doctor shortage, healthcare, healthcare reform, nursing shortage

JACKSON — With a looming shortage of primary care doctors, 28 states, including Mississippi, are considering expanding the authority of nurse practitioners. These nurses with advanced degrees want the right to practice without a doctor’s watchful eye and to prescribe narcotics. And if they hold a doctorate, they want to be called “doctor.” For years, […] [...]

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