Oakton’s Nursing Program helping to save lives during pandemic

As of March 27, the department will have donated 7,000 gloves, 170 face masks with attached eye guards and 77 isolation gowns to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital and Presbyterian Homes. All of the medical facilities are regular clinical sites for Oakton’s student nurses. Many of the professional nurses at the partnering facilities […]

‘I’ll Be Thankful To Her For As Long As I Live’: Nurse Helps Grandson Says Goodbye Via FaceTime As Grandfather Dies Of Coronavirus

“If I hadn’t been able to have that conversation with him, I would have regretted that for the rest of my life,” Hamed added. “I’ll be thankful to her for as long as I live.”

New coronavirus threat: Florida limits nursing homes visits

The governor took the step by executive order as public universities shuttered classrooms in favor of distance learning, a day after the state announced eight new infections. The disease has killed two people in Florida and infected more than two dozen others overall in Florida.

As California braces for coronavirus surge, nursing students beg to enter workforce early

“All of this is changing 180 degrees overnight, and the truth is there will be more than enough jobs,” said Scott Ziehm, an associate dean at the University of San Francisco. He’s also president of the California Association of Colleges of Nursing, a group that’s lobbying the governor to make the rules for nursing students […]

Nursing Students Face Cancelled Classes, Unable to Join Workforce When Most Needed During COVID-19 Outbreak

“It’s shocking. It’s disappointing. It’s frustrating,” said another ARC nursing student, who asked CBS13 not to identify her out of fear it may impact the time she has left as a student. Still, her concerns are echoed by many.

California needs nurses. So why is the state about to give up 10,000 prospects?

Goldsmith closed the school’s campus, but in-person elements for programs that train workers in essential services, like police work, firefighting and nursing, are continuing, per guidance from the state chancellor’s office and requests from local public health and safety officials.

47 Louisiana long-term care sites seen as virus ‘clusters’

The state releases names of facilities where multiple virus cases have been found, about half of them in the virus hot-spot New Orleans area. But while it initially released statistics for such sites, the state has stopped doing so. In response to a public records request filed by The Associated Press, the health department refused […]

Karen Muccino, Longtime Los Alamitos Resident, Dies At 60

Karen spent much of her free time traveling — she loved to ski, but the handful of times she visited Italy brought her the ultimate joy. Her favorite memories were those when she stayed in small villages in Tuscany, taking breezy bike rides through winding hills and walking to the markets to pick up fresh […]

See Viral Star Owen Celebrate His 101st Birthday With a Social Distancing Celebration

Almost immediately, the likes and comments came pouring in. His post even caught the attention of stars like Jason Kennedy, who wished Owen a happy birthday via Instagram. “Only took 30 mins,” he wrote. “Happy Birthday Owen.” Ashley Benson also chimed in, writing, “Owen!!!! Happy birthday.” Owen also got a b-day shout-out from Poppy Delevingne: […]

This Iowa community is rallying together to find medical supplies for local hospitals facing a dire shortage

His school’s principal received an email this week looking for old projector rolls, those clear reams of acetate used by educators for decades. A group of local entrepreneurs had locally sourced a way to 3D print face shields, a key piece of personal protective equipment — widely known as PPE. They needed acetate for the […]