Hospital working to address nursing shortage
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KARK/KAIT) - During the pandemic, hospitals were maxed out and understaffed due to a shortage of nurses nationwide.
Baptists Health in Little Rock is still trying to manage that gap with over 300 vacancies, according to our content-sharing partner KARK.
To combat this, Baptist Health Chief Human Resources Officer Cathy Dickinson said they have created more scholarship opportunities for current and future employees.
“We’re offering a lot of scholarships as we go out to the colleges across the state,” Dickinson said. “We’re also giving scholarships to our own internal employees who want to pursue a career in nursing, and we’ve seen that be a really good success.”
Dickinson said another way they are addressing the shortage is by creating stability for staffing.
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