Public Comment Period, OT & PT Shortage

Public comment period for OT and PT state-designated shortage areas

Public comments are currently being accepted for the proposed occupational therapist (OT) and physical therapist (PT) state-designated shortage areas as proposed by the Rural Health Advisory Commission (RHAC).

The OT and PT state-designated shortage areas and supporting documentation are posted on the Office of Rural Health webpage, available here. The columns in RED on the listings are the 2014 proposed shortage areas. The 2010 Read More

Cancer Care Workforce In NE

Although cancer is the leading cause of death in Nebraska, the adequacy of Nebraska’s cancer care workforce to care for the cancer population is unknown. This paper published by University of Nebraska Medical Center with contributions from the college of public health, health professions tracking service and the college of medicine details the needs of the pediatric cancer workforce and the effect the Affordable Care Act may have on Nebraska’s cancer care workforce.

Published January Read More

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program Application Assistance Call


NURSE Corps Scholarship Program Application
Technical Assistance Conference Call
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
8:00 – 10:00 pm ET

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program Application
Technical Assistance Conference Call
Saturday, May 17, 2014
1:00 – 3:00 pm ET

The 2014 NURSE Corps scholarship application cycle is now open! The deadline to apply is May 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm ET. Learn more about program eligibility and requirements.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity Read More

Man Enough To Nurse

Originally Posted Here on Monday, March 24, 2014 12:01 am
By VINCENT JACKSON, Staff Writer, Press of Atlantic City

Marshall Ciccarone lived in the southern New Jersey area for a long time. Ciccarone worked in landscaping, but grew tired of being laid off every year when winter arrived.
Ciccarone, of Dennisville, stabilized his professional and personal life by entering the nursing field.

“Nursing is always in demand. I’m good with people. I’m helping people on Read More

NHSC Scholarship Program Application Help Conference Call

Save the Date!
NHSC Scholarship Program
Application Help Conference Call
Thursday, March 27
8:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET

Are you interested in applying to the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program? Do you have questions about the eligibility requirements, online application process or service commitment once you’ve graduated? Join us for this helpful conference call that will:

Provide a brief overview of the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program
Highlight the key points to Read More

Nurse Corps Scholarship Program

The 2014 NURSE Corps Scholarship Program application cycle is now open. All completed applications must be submitted by May 22, 2014, at 7:30 pm, ET to be considered for an award. Please refer to the Application and Program Guidance for all of the program requirements.

Eligibility is open to students who are U.S. citizens, nationals or lawful permanent residents and enrolled or accepted in an accredited diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing program; including Registered Read More

NHSC Scholarships

You can apply to the Scholarship Program if you are committed to primary care and accepted to or enrolled in a fully accredited training program for

  • Physicians (MD or DO)
  • Dentists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Certified Nurse-Midwives
  • Physician Assistants

The scholarship pays tuition, fees, other educational costs, and provides a living stipend  in return for a commitment to work at least 2 years at an approved outpatient facility in a medically underserved community.

The scholarship can be Read More

Virtual Job Fairs

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Virtual Job Fairs provide NHSC-approved sites with the opportunity to promote their job openings and “virtually recruit” a targeted audience of primary care job seekers. Virtual Job Fairs are planned throughout 2014 and will begin in the spring; specific dates will be posted on the NHSC Virtual Job Fair website.

The 2014 schedule of Virtual Job Fairs will focus on all primary care disciplines and will target audiences of interest, Read More

Healthcare’s Hiring Dilemma: PA or NP?

The growing shortage of physicians is causing many healthcare organizations to rethink the roles of nurse practitioners and physician assistants. More than any other, these are the professionals that are filling the gap left by physicians that are retiring, reducing their patient load or deciding to leave the field.

To figure out which role is the better to invest in, organizations have a lot to consider.

NPs and physician assistants are in highly sought, which Read More

Medical Records, Health IT Jobs Growing

The job market for medical records and health information technicians is anticipated to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Here are four things to know about the job market for medical records and health information technicians.

•    Median wage in 2012: $16.42/hour
•    Median salary in 2012: $34,160
•    Number of jobs in 2012: 186, 300
•    Employment change from 2012 to 2022: 41,000
Originally published Read More