Medical officials: Iowa facing severe nursing shortage
AP/Chicago Tribune, February 22, 2008
Iowa's nursing shortage is quickly turning into a crisis as colleges struggle to graduate enough nurses to replace an aging work force, according to medical officials. A lack of faculty at nursing programs and relatively low wages, say those in the industry. U.S. Rep. Tom Latham of Iowa plans to hold a series of meetings with nursing groups in coming months to discuss the problem.