Archive for Tag: nurses

DePhillips and DiMaso want federal government to forgive student loans for doctors, nurses and EMS employees

TRENTON, N.J. – With doctors, nurses and emergency medical services personnel risking their lives on a daily basis to battle the coronavirus outbreak and save lives, Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso are urging the federal government to create a student loan forgiveness program so they don’t also...

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Munoz offers solutions to nurse staffing shortages in video

TRENTON, N.J. – One of the Assembly’s most knowledgeable members on health care, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, proposed two bills to combat the nurse staffing shortages that are being exacerbated by an aging population and now the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, New Jersey...

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Dancer introduces bill improving care for patients experiencing kidney failure

TRENTON, N.J. – A seemingly innocuous state law that limits the care nurses can provide at dialysis clinics is not improving outcomes for patients, according to recent reports. Today, Assemblyman Ron Dancer introduced new legislation to repeal the law and allow nurses serving in administrative capacities to also provide...

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Munoz introduces legislation giving nurses power over staffing ratios

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz is sponsoring legislation that would require hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities to form committees that would create and implement nurse-to-patient ratios as part of staffing plans. Nurses would comprise at least 55 percent of the committee. “Nurses have a profound...

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