Submitted by Laura Ness, Director, Government Affairs (GAO)
It takes a special and highly trained individual to become a pediatric nurse. You need to have the heart, be able to work independently and respond to the needs of your clients at a moment’s notice. Because of the difficulty finding nurses to care for medically fragile children, families often have services from more than one agency, open shifts, or in some cases stay in the hospital longer than needed.
Recently, two regional news states featured two families whose children were not able to come home because of the lack of skilled nursing available.
Click the photos below to watch their stories.