In the News: Rural Nursing Shortages
The Inland Northwest doesn’t have enough nurses. And while there are plenty of people who want to enter the profession, educators say the region doesn’t currently have the capacity to catch up.
While there are many rewards to working at a small, critical-access hospital, those hospitals are having trouble attracting nurses. The entire region and, indeed, the nation are facing nursing shortages. But small towns like Davenport feel those staffing holes more acutely than many other areas.