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Roane State Health Science Wing Ahead Of Schedule

Roane State Cumberland County’s new Health Science Education wing is set to open this fall, a year ahead of schedule. Campus Director Dewayne McGhee said the facility is expected to produce some 20 nurses every year. He said the project began as a means of combatting the critical nursing shortage nationally and in the Upper Cumberland. “We’re going to be ... Read More »

TTU Nursing Enrollment Back To Normal For Fall Semester

Tennessee Tech nursing student enrollment holding steady this fall semester after recent low enrollment. School of Nursing Director Barbara Jared said Tennessee Tech’s School of Nursing typically sees about 600 undergraduate students. At the graduate level, the average is about 140 students. Jared said she believes the drop in enrollment numbers was influenced by the pandemic. “And I think the ... Read More »

No Major Lay Offs In CRMC’s Nursing Ranks, Despite Claims

CRMC, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Despite claims from multiple nurses inside Cookeville Regional Medical Center, CEO Paul Korth said there have not been major layoffs in the medical center’s nursing ranks. “We recognize that there are currently many inaccuracies circulating regarding our actions, and I can confirm that there have not been ‘major layoffs in the nursing,'” Korth said in an email response. Korth said ... Read More »

CRMC to Use More Contract Labor Amid Nurse Shortage

A national nursing shortage means more more contract labor to serve patients at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. CRMC CEO Paul Korth said that the hospital has used contractors before, but the pandemic has exacerbated the need to hire nurses through agencies. “A lot of the nurses got pulled throughout America to a lot of those difficult COVID areas to start ... Read More »

Clay County HS Nursing Classes Recognized As TN Pathways Program

Clay County High School’s TCAT Nursing Services Program was recognized this week as a Tennessee Pathways program. Health Science Instructor Stacie Franklin said the CNA program will be the first step in any medical program her students choose to follow. Franklin said the biggest change she has seen is students viewing CNA certification as just the beginning to a fulfilling ... Read More »

TCAT Livingston Opens Up To Potential Students

TCAT Livingston will be showing off its campus and programs for its Week of Welcome. That begins Monday, with an open house on Tuesday. TCAT Student Services Counselor Morgan Sims said the open house will have a scholarship drawing, and staff available to help with financial aid and applications. “It’s really a week for potential students to get to know ... Read More »

OCHR Addressing Staffing Shortage with Incentives

Overton County Health and Rehab is addressing its staffing shortage by adding incentives for new hires. OCHR Public Information officer Scott Stevens said new CNA’s will get a $2,000 sign on bonus, and non-certified nurses aids will get a $1,000 sign on bonus. Stevens said the facility has the staff it currently needs, but not enough to take on new ... Read More »

TTU Nursing Professor Awarded for Health Care Innovation

Tennessee Tech Nursing professor Melissa Geist has received the Alumni Award for Innovation in Health Care by Vanderbilt. Geist said she’s proud of creating a course that brings the medical and engineering worlds together. She said this course has taken students to Cuba where they’ve come back with real ideas to improve the lives of patients and medical professionals. “They ... Read More »