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About Carole Jakucs, MSN, RN, PHN

Carole Jakucs, MSN, RN, PHN, is a full-time freelance writer. Her background in nursing includes tenures in healthcare management and as a care provider. She has worked in med/surg/telemetry, pediatric emergency department and college health.

In rural healthcare, NPs can be a solution to severe provider shortage

By | 2020-01-20T08:00:33-05:00 January 20th, 2020|Categories: Nursing news, Nursing specialties|

2018 marked 25 years of the state’s nurse practitioners being able to practice independently of physicians and having prescriptive authority. Despite this influx in rural healthcare providers, New Mexico’s rural residents are struggling with a severe shortage of primary care providers.

Patients feel impact of home care nursing shortage

By | 2019-12-10T14:58:03-05:00 December 10th, 2019|Categories: Nursing news, Nursing specialties|

The nursing shortage. For years, those three words have invoked concern among nurses, healthcare leaders and recruiters. Though the phrase is usually mentioned regarding hospital settings, a shortage of nurses is being felt in home care as well, specifically by families who have children with complex medical needs.

Diveheart offers people with disabilities life-changing experiences

By | 2018-05-30T19:01:39-04:00 May 29th, 2018|Categories: Nurses stories, Nursing news|

With a goal of building confidence and independence among children and adults with disabilities through scuba therapy, Diveheart uses an innovative and exciting method to temporarily decrease pain and build self-esteem. The Illinois organization is making waves — in the most positive sense — in several states.