Public health nurses: Vital to Georgia, but all too few
Lorri Tanner arrived at work the Friday before Memorial Day with thoughts of a long weekend on her mind, but by the time she had settled into her office at the Walton County Health Department, her plans had drastically changed. Tanner, a registered nurse and the county nurse manager,... Read more
In the early 1940s, shortly after U.S. entry into World War II, Irma “Pete’’ Dryden of New York City was inspired when she heard of the young black men training as military pilots. Dryden became a nurse for that unit in Alabama, which became known as the Tuskegee Airmen.... Read more
One unintended consequence of health care reform was that sales of ‘‘child-only’’ insurance policies were halted in Georgia and other states. These policies are usually bought by parents who have an employer policy that doesn’t offer dependent coverage. Sometimes they’re bought by parents who can’t purchase coverage for themselves... Read more
Health professionals in more than a dozen occupations must complete a continuing education program before they can renew a license in Georgia. But nurses don’t have such a requirement. That situation would change under Senate Bill 368, which passed the House Health and Human Services Committee on Monday. It... Read more
The state’s leading nursing organization says nurses are battling a batch of red tape in Georgia, with new obstacles added to an already frustrating system. The newest hurdle comes from the state’s recently passed immigration law. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp told the Georgia Nurses Association conference in... Read more

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