In the news: Nursing students see bright spots in protest

Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, September 27, 2010

Would you want to work at a hospital where nurses are protesting over working conditions? Student nurses at the University of South Carolina at Aiken look at these protests as positive.

Augusta Veterans Affairs Hospital (GA) nurses protested early September on the street that the conditions of the hospital where they work are unsafe because of staffing issues, according to the Augusta News WRDW. Even though most of the nurses are willing to work extra hours, they are at risk because of the amount of work they must handle alone. Nurses are being forced to care for as many as 10 patients at a time.

The student nurses, however, see the positive in the situation, thinking that the low staffing numbers will allow them to get jobs more quickly after graduation.

"There will be a shortage, but we think that by the time we graduate we'll get something out there in the field," Daniel Perrine, a student at USC Aiken, told August News WRDW.

Source: Augusta News WRDW

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