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Is Las Vegas nursing in Critical Condition?
Is Las Vegas nursing in Critical Condition?

AIR DATE: September 15, 2011

The last decade for Las vegas has seen a boom in population.  And, that growth was pobably a good thing for healthcare because more people coming in demanded more options.  But, is Las Vegas a good place to be a nurse when the pay may not be as good or the hours are tough or the nurse to patient ration is high?  We talk to a panel of nurses to better understand life in the valley's hospitals.  We also look at how a nurses' struggles translates to patient care.

Dr. Carolyn Yucha, Prof and Dean, School of Nursing, UNLV
Michael Collins, Registered Staff Nurse,  UMC

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It will take true leadership from Nevada politicians (and less personal interest in contributions) to pass appropriate legislation to improve patient nurse ratios. Once that happens, hospitals will have to change their business models to retain and develop a high performing nurse workforce and deviler quality service scalable in expertise, price, and mode to meet patients needs -without hurting the bottom line-In the meantime, less administrators and more nurses would be a good idea.
EdwinSep 15, 2011 11:05:22 AM
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