Nurse shortage hits the schools, healthcare systems and retirement communities


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The nurse shortage is spreading across the country, and into local schools, as well. 

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing reports there has been an increase in nurse school enrollment. 

However, they say it’s not enough to keep up with demand. 

Nurses are needed in healthcare systems, retirement communities, and even schools. 

It’s not just health issues nurses are dealing with now-a-days. 

They also work with a team of experts on social issues as well. 

“We have social workers, we have counselors, we have kind of a well-rounded team that deal with each and every student,” Laura Parish, Lincoln High School Nurse, said.  

In tonight’s Eye on KELOLAND at ten, we find out how the national nurse shortage is impacting local schools. 

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