Opinion: Bill Provides Help for Calif. Nursing Shortage
California lawmakers should pass a bill (AB 867) that would allow California State University to offer a Doctorate of Nursing Practice program, which would let CSU train its own faculty, according to Varoujan Altebarmakian -- physician-in-chief of Kaiser Permanente Medical Center -- and Patrick Fry -- president and CEO of Sutter Health. The bill would let the school enroll more qualified nursing applicants and would alleviate the state's nursing shortage, they write.
- "Nurses Wanted in Valley" (Altebarmakian, Fresno Bee, 8/10).
- "AB 867 Would Ease Nursing Shortage" (Fry, Sacramento Bee, 8/7).