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Nursing News Round-up 6/11

In Case You Missed It …

University of Arizona Receives $1.7 Million Grant to Increase Mental Health Nurses in Rural Areas

Monday, June 4 DailyNurse The University of Arizona was awarded $1.7 million in order to provide rural and underserved areas with mental health services. Thirty-six students over the next four years will take part in this program that will allow students to get has on experience and hopefully increase the number of nurse practitioners in the field of mental health.


BMC Registered Nurses Plan to Strike Again

Tuesday, June 5 The Massachusetts Nurses Association’s Berkshire Medical Center plan to strike again to negotiate a contract with the hospital. “Today management offered proposals that do not make sufficient improvements for us to provide our patients with the care they deserve.”


Smith was elected on the 11th round of voting. Hospitals could be banned from requiring nurse overtime. What would that mean for patients?

Friday, June 8 Dayton Daily News The Ohio House passed a bill that would ban hospitals from requiring nurses to work overtime. This would allow nurses to have a greater voice in scheduling when they work.


‘Americas Got Talent’: Nurse Michael Ketterer Earns Golden Buzzer

Saturday, June 9 Pediatric Mental Health Nurse and father of six, Michael Ketterer, sang on America’s Got Talent to show his kids to chase their dreams. After he received the golden buzzer from Simon Cowell he was asked what he was doing next Ketterer said “Well I have to wake up and go to work.”