'I Just Feel Kind Of Lost,' Licensing Exam Delays Leave New Nursing Grads Unable To Work
July 21, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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“I’m kind of just waiting to get that email," nursing graduate Natalie Rodgers told WBZ-TV.
NORTHBORO (CBS) — A St. Anselm College graduate with a degree in nursing, Natalie Rodgers is ready to get to work.
“I took my test within two weeks of graduating and I started working right away. ”
According to the state, the problem is due to the thousands of temporary licenses issued during the pandemic to take care of COVID patients.
In an email, a spokesperson for the state Department of Health told WBZ, “This unprecedented volume of pandemic-related licenses, coupled with the influx of new graduates resulted in some licensure delays. ”
Natalie said she’s ready to stop studying and start putting what she has learned to good use. MORE NEWS: Provincetown COVID Cluster Climbs To 256 Cases; Nantucket Masks Up To Be Safe“I am definitely ready to start working as a nurse,” she said.