The lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum) is found along the eastern coast of the United States, and is particularly prevalent in the southeastern states such as Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia. And after being bitten by the species, some unfortunate people are experiencing severe allergic reactions around four to six hours after they eat red meat.
The nursing workforce in the U.S. grew more rapidly than U.S. government forecasters predicted as baby-boomer nurses delayed retirement, a study found. By 2012, there were 2.7 million registered nurses, 500,000 more than projected twelve years earlier, according to a recent study. The government had expected a shortage of nurses as baby-boomers retired. Instead they’re staying on the job years longer.
People trust nurses: they were again voted the most honest and ethical profession. Yet, buoyed by typecasting, there are challenges to expanding their roles as the Affordable Care Act is implemented. Nurses' image as handmaidens to physicians persists, despite the Institute of Medicine's recommendations that they should "practice to the full extent of their education and training." That span can be especially broad for nurse practitioners.
Based on current trends, Florida will be short by more than 50,000 registered nurses by the year 2025, a nursing expert warned a committee of the State University System's Board of Governors recently warned. While the number of nurse training programs in the state has doubled in the past four years, most of the students are emerging as licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and registered nurses with just a two-year or associate's degree from college.
Military veterans with medical training will soon have the opportunity to earn a nursing degree in two years thanks to a $1 million grant given to the University of Southern Mississippi. The university says the grant will provide funds for its accelerated veterans' bachelor of science in nursing degree program. The degree program incorporates military experience and medical training obtained in the field with the required coursework.
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Liz Di Bernardo