May 5, 2020

The Price of a Pandemic: In Nurses We Trust

The healthcare system is seeing a large shortage of nurses. With nurses being so essential to not only the patients, but to do the doctors as well, why don't we have enough?


Today we are paying tribute to the heart of the hospital, the nurses. We are so fortunate to have so many incredible nurses in our healthcare system. They play such an essential roll in the comfort and needs of patients, as well as keeping the doctors and physicians informed of what needs to be done. They are efficient, and run the show 24-7.

The truth is, we don’t have enough of them. And the ones that we do have are overworked and under-compensated. With the cost of nursing school high, it makes it even harder to incentivize people to go into the field.

We need nurses now more than ever. But why do we have such a shortage of them? Well, it has a lot to do with economics.

Episode 7: In Nurses We Trust- In today’s episode, I speak with Dr. Rosemarie Aznavorian, Chief Clinical Officer of a hospital staffing company. She’s had over 40 years of experience in the hospital system, and also happens to be my mother-in-law! We learn:

  • How hospitals currently staff their nurses and the increased need due to COVID 19.
  • Why we have a shortage of nurses currently, and what it has to do with the economy.
  • How the cost of being a nurse is too high in comparison to the compensation provided.
  • The importance of nurses in the hospital system, and how we can incentivize people to pursue this career.

This was an incredibly insightful episode. For one, nurses are on the frontlines risking their lives every day to keep us safe. We should do our best to protect them physically, as well as financially. A huge thank you to all nurses working the frontlines!

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