Florida’s nursing pipeline is broken as quite a few would-be nurses fall short their tests | Dec. 18
Unsurprising nurse lack
As a retired nursing teacher, I was not astonished to understand of the amount of personal for-gain nursing system graduates failing the boards tests or else regarded as the NCLEX.
The vast majority of condition and other not-for-financial gain faculties are authorized by the state’s division of education and the Nationwide League for Nursing (NLN). These types of educational facilities are demanded to satisfy stringent criteria. They need to exhibit proof that a good share of their graduates go the boards in get to retain NLN recognition. The NLN tracks the development of their graduates.
Quite a few for-profit universities are only accredited by the condition. Even though they are expected to meet up with standards, these are fewer demanding than conference all those of the . The general public and likely pupils require to be informed of the passing premiums at their instructional alternatives. Get into a accredited program now or wait for admission at a NLN authorized a person.
The wait around is certainly worthwhile and the college student will be held to a lot more stringent expectations which also assists them pass the tests. The close end result is a a lot more qualified nurse upon graduation. I have taught at both of those kinds of schools, and advocate that everyone seeking a system attend those people approved by the National League for Nursing.
Andrea Chassen, Sun Metropolis Center
Best Xmas ever
Tampa Bay’s coldest Christmas | Dec. 21
I bear in mind Christmas of 1983. My late partner, Stacy Mariani, and I were married that Christmas Eve. The approach was to be wed in his parents’ lovely property. Alternatively, we all stored warm smooshed alongside one another in their dwelling place, although icicles shaped in his dad’s garden. We have been renting a very little cottage on Sunset Seashore that had no warmth, and we could see our breath within. My mother managed to reserve two rooms at the Bilmar on Treasure Island, so we used our wedding ceremony night time bunking with my two brothers. It was the very best Christmas at any time!
Maryellen Mariani, St. Petersburg
Not substantially of a “fix”
Florida Legislature passes residence insurance coverage overhaul | Dec. 14
All but a single of my siblings dwell in 5 miles of me in Pinellas County. My oldest sister is retired in Ohio. She experienced been thinking about advertising her dwelling and relocating listed here to be close to me and my younger sister and older brother. Soon after examining about the large house taxes and horrible property owners insurance policy situation, she has reconsidered and now has no options to relocate to Florida. I marvel how a lot of other persons in identical instances have appear to the same conclusion and will no lengthier take into consideration Florida as a financially practical position to relocate?
Brian Walkowiak, St. Petersburg