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Lake Houston-area hospitals, educators attempt to keep up with rising nursing shortage

By Community Impact Newspaper  
   June 28, 2021

Hospitals in the Greater Houston area and across the country have reported higher rates of turnover and staff burnout during the pandemic as nurses faced heavier workloads and treated critically ill COVID-19 patients, according to a February study from the U.S. Office of Inspector General. At the same time, local educators training the next generation of nurses said programming was temporarily paused; already-limited capacities in clinical programs became even more restrictive; and graduations were delayed.

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