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Nurses gathered in Colonie to discuss a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of some Filipino nurses who came to the U.S. under a special program.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A nurses' union is accusing Albany Medical Center of violating human trafficking law, forcing Filipino nurses to continue working there under the threat of severe financial penalties.

RN, Theresa Brown,  is a frequent contributor to the New York Times opinion page and a leading voice on healthcare as seen from the nurse's perspective. Her new book, The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients' Lives, is a firsthand account of what nurses do day in and day out and looks to open our eyes to the intense, frustrating, and often joyful profession that is really the heart and soul of any hospital. 

The Affordable Care Act has changed health care for doctors and patients alike, but what about nurses. Dr. Beverly Malone, the CEO of the National League for Nursing, says the ACA has increased the demand for more nurses.

A federal grant of $1 million over three years will allow Excelsior College, a distance learning institution based in Albany, to help military veterans with a health care background and prior medical training earn  a bachelor's degree in nursing. Dr. Barbara Pieper, the associate dean for the bachelors' and masters' degree programs at excelsior, says the funding comes from the health resources and services administration.

Courtesy of University of Salford

A college in the Hudson Valley is the recipient of a grant to help address the nation’s nursing shortage.