nurses http://wlrn.org en Nurses Training At FIU To Team Up With VA http://wlrn.org/post/nurses-training-fiu-team-va <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida International University will now partner with Veterans Affairs medical centers in Miami to provide training to budding nurses.</span></p><p>The Veterans Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership provided the university with an $8 million grant to bring in more students and faculty over the next five years. Twenty additional students will start this fall, totaling 160 students over the next five years.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:19:48 +0000 Wilson Sayre 34837 at http://wlrn.org Nurses Training At FIU To Team Up With VA Unlike Most States, Florida Forbids Nurse Practitioners From Prescribing Some Drugs http://wlrn.org/post/unlike-most-states-florida-forbids-nurse-practitioners-prescribing-some-drugs <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Once upon a time, nurses were not allowed to take blood pressure – only the doctor could do that. Times change.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>But they haven’t changed enough. For 19 years, nurse practitioners in Florida have tried to get the right to practice to the full extent of our education and capability, which includes prescribing scheduled substances. So far, our efforts have been fruitless.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 18:01:00 +0000 Valerie Kolbert 11796 at http://wlrn.org Unlike Most States, Florida Forbids Nurse Practitioners From Prescribing Some Drugs Shortage of Primary Care Doctors http://wlrn.org/post/shortage-primary-care-doctors <p></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 9644 at http://wlrn.org Shortage of Primary Care Doctors