Indiana will recognize nursing licenses from most other states with a new law taking effect this summer.
Senate Bill 28 would offer grants of $5,000 a year to eligible instructors at Indiana nursing programs, with a lifetime cap of $25,000.
IU Health declined to name the employee or specify whether the job separation was a resignation or firing.
Franciscan Health said the complex at U.S. 135 and Stones Crossing Road will serve a rapidly growing part of Johnson County. It will be about 12 miles from its hospitals in Indianapolis and Mooresville.
The state warned the institution about low passing rates earlier this year and asked for a “plan of correction”—the first step that could lead to a loss of state accreditation.
One of Indiana’s largest home health care providers, facing allegations that it put patients in immediate jeopardy, has agreed to be acquired by a competing company in a deal that could be worth as much as $3 million.
Facing a surge of retiring nurses and a growing number of patients, Indiana hospitals are scrambling to fill thousands of nursing positions, raising questions about whether they will be able to keep operations fully staffed.
Indiana University Health has agreed to revoke disciplinary actions against two nurses who tried to organize a union at IU Health’s Methodist Hospital earlier this year, the United Steelworkers announced.
The National Labor Relations Board declined to dismiss charges that IU Health broke the law by firing one nurse and disciplining another who were involved in trying to form a union at Methodist Hospital.
The U.S. Census Bureau found that 2.7 percent of registered nurses in 1970 were men. That percentage is now closer to 10 percent.
In a bid to make employer-sponsored health clinics available to companies of all sizes, Indianapolis-based OurHealth will open a network of seven offices around Indianapolis next year.
The new Indianapolis-based organization was formed by Nursing 2000, Nursing 2000 North and the Indiana Nursing Workforce Development Coalition, all of which focused on generating an adequate supply of well-trained nurses.