More and More Hospitals in Oklahoma are Short Nurses


By all accounts, the nursing shortage in Oklahoma is getting

More and more hospitals are finding themselves in short supply of nurses. It is estimated that five years from now, Oklahoma will have a shortage of three-thousand nurses.

It's not for a lack of student. There simply aren't enough faculty to teach them all. Locally, schools are trying to boost enrollment and classroom technology to keep up.

At the University of Tulsa's School of Nursing, there are just 25 students in the senior class. Juniors and sophomores number in the mid-30s.

But, with the way things are going, patients will soon be lucky to get any nurse at all.

"There is a critical shortage of nurses throughout the country," says Jean Heck. "The latest stats, there is about 120-thousand positions right now for nurses across the country. Yes, we are in a critical shortage."


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