National Nursing Shortage Effects Felt in SWFL

May 9, 2018

It's National Nurses Week. A Gallup poll recently ranked nursing the most trusted profession for the 16th consecutive year. Yet, there aren’t enough nurses to go around. 

The Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition held an event Wednesday in Sarasota, at which they discussed measures to combat a serious shortage of nurses that's impacting hospitals and nursing schools in Southwest Florida and across the nation.

The coalition's founder, Jan Mauck, recently retired from Sarasota Memorial Hospital after 41 years. Mauck joins Gulf Coast Live to share about some of the group's efforts to combat the issue.

Also joining the show is Immokalee Technical College’s health science coordinator, Cynthia Hantzis, who teaches the nurses of tomorrow.