HCC opens new health sciences building amid statewide nursing shortage
At a time when North Carolina faces a serious nursing shortage, Haywood Community College has invested in its nursing program with a new Health Sciences Building. Full of the latest educational technology, it will expand, enhance and modernize the nursing student experience, preparing the next generation for a career in healthcare.
Hospitals offer incentives to attract providers
In 2019, registered nurses were listed as the third most in-demand job in the U.S., and even though enrollment in nursing programs is also on the rise, it’s not keeping pace with the market demand.
Growing the pipeline: Amid pandemic, educators train new generation of healthcare professionals
As a respiratory therapist, Bruce Moyle is trained to deliver breathing therapies to people who struggle to draw oxygen. As a respiratory therapy instructor at Southwestern Community College, he’s trained to deliver the next generation of healthcare workers to a region that struggles to hire enough of them.
Nursing students find purpose amid difficulties of pandemic
For students in the nursing program at Western Carolina University, the Coronavirus Pandemic sauntered into their world during spring break 2020. On Wednesday of that week, the university informed students that the break would be extended by one week. By Friday, the news was more dire, students wouldn’t be returning to campus at all.
‘My place in life’: Nursing student finds peace in COVID-19 response
For Malcom Skinner, the pandemic was not a pause, but rather a call to action.
“I’ve been trained up to this moment,” he said.