Indianapolis: Short-staffed hospitals recruit former nurses

  1. Holly Pink of Houston left nursing 10 years ago to raise a family. Now she considers her new job in the neurology and orthopedic area at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas to be a personal challenge. Nursing experts say the shrinking field needs to do a better job of luring ex-nurses like Pink back to the job.

    Indianapolis Star, Feb. 20, 2002

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  3. by   ERNurse752
    I live in Indianapolis, and we have some programs like the one in this article. The mother of one of my friends is going through one right now, after taking several years off nursing to raise kids and help run their family business. I'm not sure of the incentives they're offerring to nurses to come back to the bedside, if any.
    I think this can help alleviate the shortage, but only temporarily. It's not going to solve any underlying problems.