Black angels: The untold stories of the nurses who helped cure tuberculosis

In this special episode of Wide Awake America, host Nadine Smith welcomes Maria Smilios, the author of The Black Angels: The Untold Story of the Nurses Who Helped Cure Tuberculosis. This remarkable book sheds light...

Florida Department of Education eyes a rule to expand the nursing workforce

The state Department of Education will develop a rule for legislative package known as “Live Healthy” to address Florida's nursing shortage.
Pinellas County Court in St. Petersburg

New courthouse measure provides relief to nursing moms

Listen: Governor DeSantis signed a measure last week that would require courthouses to provide private, clean spaces for nursing mothers to pump or breastfeed. WMNF’s Chris Young reports that this is the state’s effort toward...
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Bill allowing ‘Medication Aides’ is heading to DeSantis

The Florida House passed a bill that would allow trained certified nursing assistants to provide medications to nursing home residents.
Debra Williams, CNA with 1199 SEIU Florida

Nurses say safe staffing is under attack at Florida’s nursing homes

Republican lawmakers have filed legislation that would weaken mandatory staffing requirements at Florida’s nearly 700 nursing homes, which care for tens of thousands of residents statewide. While supporters tout these changes as a way to...

Home health care workers want higher wages and unions

In Tampa yesterday, industry workers spoke up and announced they are looking for union representation to aid them in the fight

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